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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Muhlenbergia

Muhlenbergia duthieana Hack. in Ost. Bot. Zeit. 52:11. 1902. based on M. sylavatica of Hook.f.; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:297. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 401. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:310. 1970.

  • Muhlenbergia sylvatica

    Loosely tufted perennial; culms knotty at the base, 2040 cm high, erect, geniculately ascending or procumbent in the lower part and rooting from the nodes. Leaf-blades 3-9 cm long, 1.5-3 mm wide, scaberulous; ligule 0.7-1.2 mm long, obtuse. Panicle 4-12 cm long, narrow, dense, the spikelets clustered about the short primary branches. Spikelets 2.4-3.4 mm long; glumes subequal, narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, four-fifths to as long as the spikelet; lemma 2.2-3.2 mm long, usually equalling or shorter than the glumes, sometimes exceeding them, hairy in the lower part, minutely notched at the tip and bearing a fine awn 8-10 mm long.

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

    Type: Pakistan, Duthie 7611 (K) and other syntypes.

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

    Readily distinguished from the other two local species of Muhlenbergia by its dense panicle and its glumes which are at least four-fifths the length of the lemma and often exceed it. 1300-3000 m.


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