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Calamagrostis arundinacea (Linn.) Roth, Tent. Fl. Germ. 2(1): 89. 1789. Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 303. 1976; Clarke in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:239. 1980.

  • Agrostis arundinacea Linn.
  • Arundo sylvatica Schrad.
  • Calamagrostis sylvatica (Schrad.) Besser
  • Deyeuxia arundinacea (Linn.) P. Beauv.
  • Deyeuxia sylvatica (Schrad.) Kunth

    Tufted perennial with short rhizomes; culms 60-150 cm high, erect, rather stout, smooth. Leaf-blades up to 50 cm long, 4-12 mm wide, flat, scabrid above; ligule 2-4 mm long, obtuse or truncate. Panicle erect, 10-25 cm long and up to 5 cm wide, often rather dense, light brown or purplish. Spikelets 4-6 mm long, the rhachilla prolonged and penicillate; glumes subequal, lanceolate, scaberulous; lemma about two-thirds the length of the glumes, scaberulous, 2-toothed at the tip; awn 1-2 times the length of the lemma and arising from near its base, usually twisted below and slightly bent; callus hairs not more than half as long as the floret, usually less.

    Type locality: Europe.

    Distribution: Kashmir; Europe and Southwest Asia eastwards to India.


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