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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Agrostis

Agrostis munroana Aitch. & Hemsel. in J. Linn., Bot. 19:192. 1882. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:305. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 388. 1960: Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:296. 1970.

  • Calamagrostis munroana (Aitch. & Hemsl.) Boiss.

    Tufted annual; culms 10-45(-70) cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, slender, smooth. Leaf-blades flat, 3-15 cm long, 1.5-5 mm wide, smooth or faintly scaberulous; ligule 2.5-4 mm long, obtuse. Panicle broadly lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 3-15(-20) cm long, narrow and dense to very effuse, usually tinged with purple; inflated tip of pedicel smooth. Spikelets 1.5-2.5 mm long, breaking up at maturity above the persistent glumes; glumes acute, awnless, rough on the keel; lemma hairy, 1.2-2 mm long, blunt, awnless or with a fine straight awn up to 3 mm long arising at or below the middle; palea almost as long as the lemma; callus bearded with hairs about a third the length of the floret; anthers 0.4-0.8(-1.2) mm long.

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

    Type: Afghanistan, Aitchison 1252 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); western Himalayas.

    1200-4300 m.


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