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Stipa regeliana Hack. in Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien. 89:130. 1884. Rozhev. & Shishkin in Kom., Fl. URSS 2:84. 1934; Ovchinnikov, Fl. Tadzh. 1: 417. 1957; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 646. 1960; Tzvelev, Pl. As. Cent., Gram. 61. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70. 386. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 577. 1976.

Tufted perennial 10-35 cm high. Leaf-blades involute and setaceous, up to 0.8 mm wide when flattened, glabrous or faintly scaberulous on the lower (outer) surface; ligule 3.5-5 mm long. Panicle narrow, contracted but not dense, 5.5-10 cm long. Glumes ± equal, 9-125 mm long, lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 3-5-nerved, deeply suffused with purple; lemma narrowly elliptic, 6-8 mm long (including callus), hairy all over, the hairs usually longer below the awn, entire at the tip; callus acuminate, pungent, 0.8-1.5 mm long. Awn bigeniculate, not articulated at the base, 16-22 mm long; column plumose with hairs up to 1 mm long; bristle shortly hairy (hairs 0.2-0.3 mm long).

Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-September.

Type: Tian-Shan, Regel (W).

Distribution: Kashmir; Pamir, Tian Shan, Tibet.

A high mountain species found between 3000 and 5500 m.


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