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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Puccinellia

Puccinellia distans (Wahlb.) Parl., Fl. Ital. 1:367. 1848. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:210. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 562. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:66. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 507. 1976; Hughes & Halliday in Tutin et al., Fl. Bur. 5:168. 1980.

  • Atropis distans (Wahlb.) Griseb.
  • Festuca distans (Wahlb.) Kunth
  • Glyceria distans Wahlb.

    Tufted perennial; culms 4-65 cm high, erect to decumbent. Leaf-blades flat or convolute, 2-10 cm long, 1.5-4 mm wide, green or glaucous, scabrid above. Panicle narrowly to broadly ovate or pyramidal, 3-18 cm long, usually very loose and open, the branches bare in the lower part, smooth to coarsely scabrid, eventually deflexed. Spikelets 3-7 mm long, 3-9-flowered, green or tinged with purple, sometimes variegated with white or yellow; glumes ovate to elliptic, blunt, the lower 0.5-1.5 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper 1-2.5 mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas 2-25 mm long, broadly oblong-elliptic, very blunt, minutely hairy at the base, the nerves not reaching the tip; palea keels minutely hairy; anthers (0.5-) 0.8-1 mm long.

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