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Festuca gigantea (Linn.) Vill., Hist. Pl. Dauph. 2:110. 1787. Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:623.1884; Stapf in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:353.1896; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:81.1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:216.1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 538.1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:86.1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 394.1976; Markgraf-Dannenberg in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:132. 1980.

  • Bromus giganteus Linn.

    Loosely tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 45-150 cm high, erect or spreading, usually stout. Leaf- blades flat, up to 60 cm long, 6-18 mm wide, bright green, smooth and glossy beneath, sometimes scaberulous above; ligule up to 2.5 mm long, with prominent glabrous falcate auricles. Panicle lanceolate to ovate, loose and nodding, 10-50cm long, the branches scabrid. Spikelets 3-10-flowered, 8-13(-20)mm long (excluding the awns); lower glume 4-7mm long, 1-3-nerved; upper glume 5-8 mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas lanceolate in side-view, 6-9mm long, minutely scaberulous, with an awn 10-18 mm long; palea scabrid along the keels; anthers 2.5-3mm long; ovary glabrous.

    Fl. & Per. : July-August.

    Type locality: Europe.

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Europe and temperate Asia; intro¬duced in North America.

    Giant Fescue is common in damp shady places. 1700-3300 m.


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