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Festuca valesiaca Schleich. ex Gaud., Agrost. Helv. 1:242. 1811. Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 408.1976; Markgraf-Dannenberg in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:152.1980.

Tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 10-40(-50)cm high, erect, slender. Leaf-blades folded-setaceous, up to 15cm long, scabrid on the lower (outer) surface, glaucous- pruinose, with 3 sclerenchyma strands, 1 on the keel and 1 along each margin, 5-nerved; ligule a narrow rim 0.3-0.5mm long. Panicle narrowly oblong, 3.5-12cm long, contracted, the branches ascending, ± appressed to the main axis, scabrid. Spikelets (3-)5-7-flowered, (4-)5-6(-7.5)mm long (excluding the awns); lower glume 2-3.5mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume 3-5mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas narrowly oblong-elliptic in side-view, (2.8-)3.2-4.2 (-4.7)mm long, scabrid in the upper part, with an awn 1-3mm long; palea-keels scabrid above, smooth below; anthers 2-3mm long; ovary glabrous.

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