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Bromus gracillimus Bunge in Mem. Acad. Sci. Petersb. sav. etr. 7:527. 1851. Rozhev. & Shishkin in Kom., Fl. URSS 2:574. 1934; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:174. 1959; Bor, (sasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 454. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:129. 1970.

  • Bromus bornmulleri Hausskn.
  • Bromus crinitus Boiss. & Hohen.
  • Deschampsia aralensis Regel
  • Nevskiella gracillima (Bunge) V. Krecz. & Vved.

    Annual; culms erect or geniculately ascending, up to 45 cm high. Leaf-blades up to 10 cm long and 3.5 mm wide; sheaths pubescent. Panicle ovate, 4-10 cm long, loose and open, the branches whorled. Spikelets broadly elliptical, becoming wedge-shaped, 4-7-flowered, 5.5-8.5 mm long excluding the awns, the lemmas not overlapping, leaving the internodes exposed; lower glume lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume narrowly ovate, 4-5.5 mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblanceolate in side view, the lowest 3-4.5 mm long, strongly involute, herbaceous, 5-7(-9)-nerved, ciliolate on the margins, minutely 2-toothed with a straight awn 12-20 mm long from between the teeth; palea as long as the lemma, ciliolate on the keels; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm long.

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

    Type: Turkestan, Lehmann (P).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, N. W. F. P. & Kashmir); Iran to the western Himalayas; Turkestan.

    A gregarious species of alpine slopes.


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