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Poa nepalensis Wall. ex Duthie, Grasses NW. India. 40. 1883. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:182.1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 558. 1960.

  • Poa annua var. nepalensis Griseb.

    Perennial grass with creeping rootstock; culms 20-50 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades flat, 3.5-15cm long, 1.5-4mm wide, flaccid, tapering to a sharp point, scabrid on the margins and both surfaces; ligule trunĀ¬cate, 0.5-1.5mm long. Panicle pyramidal, 7.5-14cm long, very loose; branches paired, widely spreading, capillary, smooth. Spikelets 3-4-flowered, elliptic, 3.5-4mm long, whitish; glumes unequal, the lower narrowly ovate, 1.5-2.3mm long, 1-nerved, the upper broader, 2-2.5 mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblong-elliptic in side-view, 2.5-3mm long, obtuse, densely ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, with copious wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, long ciliate along the keels almost to the tip; anthers 0.6-0.75 long.

    Fl. Per.: April.

    Type: Northwest India, Strachey & Winterbottom 13(K).

    Distribution: Kashmir; Western Himalayas.

    Above 2000m.


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