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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Puccinellia

Puccinellia minuta Bor in Nytt Mag. Bot. 1:19. 1952. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:209. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 563. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:63. 1970.

Small tufted perennial; culms up to 5 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades convolute, 0.5-1.5 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, green, faintly scaberulous above. Panicle contracted, 1-2 cm long, the branches smooth, short and ascending. Spikelets 3-4 mm long, 2-3-flowered, green, variegated with purple; glumes elliptic or oblong, blunt, the lower 0.75-1 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper 1-1.5 mm long, 1-nerved; lemmas 2.2-2.5 mm long, elliptic-oblong, minutely emarginate, glabrous, the mid-nerve reaching the tip and excurrent as a very short mucro; palea keels scabrid above, smooth below; anthers 0.75-1 mm long.

Type: Pakistan. Wendelbo (BG, K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P.), endemic.

So far this dwarf species is known only from the type.


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