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Stipa jacquemontii Jaub. & Spach., Ill. Pl. Or. 4:60,t.339. 1851. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:232. 1896., Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W Pak. 2:358. 1959 Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 645. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:381.1970.

  • Lasiagrostis jacquemontii (Jaub. & Spach) Munro ex Boiss.

    Tufted, shortly rhizomatous perennial 30-90 cm high. Leaf-blades involute and setaceous, up to 2 mm wide when flattened, glabrous on the lower (outer) surface; ligule 0.2-0.4 mm long. Panicle narrow, 6-16(-24) cm long, the branches ascending, few-spiculate. Glumes subequal, 5-7(-8) mm long, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, 3-nerved; lemma narrowly elliptic, 4.2-5 mm long (including callus), pilose with long white hairs, shortly 2-toothed at the tip; callus conical, blunt, 0.3-0.4 mm long. Awn bigeniculate, indistinctly articulated at the base, scaberulous throughout.

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

    Type: Kashmir, Jacquemont (P).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F P. & Kashmir); Tibet and the Northwest Himalayas westwards to the Kurram Valley.

    A characteristic species of arid soils often found growing in rock crevices. 2000-4600 m.


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