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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Hordeum

Hordeum murinum Linn., Sp. Pl. 1:58. 1953. Boiss, Fl. Or. 5:686. 1884; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:372. 1896; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:339. 1959; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 198. 1976; Humphries in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:204. 1980.

Annual; culms 5-50 cm high, tufted or solitary, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades up to 20 cm long, 2-8 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Spike oblong, strongly compressed, 2-7 (-12) cm long, green or tinged with purple; rhachis sparsely ciliate on the margins, fragile. Central spikelet sessile or with a pedicel up to 1.8 mm long; glumes lanceolate, long-awned, up to 26 mm long including the awn, fringed with hairs below; lemma lanceolate, 7-12 mm long, scabrid towards the tip; awn 18-50 torn long, anthers 0.2-1.4 mm long. Lateral spikelets well-developed, male or barren, pedicellate, glumes slightly dissimilar, the inner lanceolate, ciliate below, the outer setaceous, both long-awned, 16-30 mm long including the awn; lemma 7-11 mm long, with an awn 10-40 mm long; rhachilla extension slender or stout.

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