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Duthiea oligostachya (Munro ex Aitch.) Stapf in Hook., Icon. Pl. 25: t. 2474. 1896. Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 438. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70: 335. 1970.

  • Avena oligostachya Munro ex Aitch.

    Densely tufted perennial .Culms 20-35 cm high, erect, smooth below the inflorescence. Leaf-blades linear, convolute, 7-30cm long, often overtopping the inflorescence, faintly scaberulous, pungent; ligule 5-8mm long, lacerate at the tip. Inflorescence 3.5-5cm long, 3(-4)-spiculate. Spikelets 3-flowered, each subtended by a deciduous oblong hyaline scale 6-8mm long; glumes as long as the spikelet, lanceolate-acuminate, sometimes mucronate or shortly awned, the lower (5-) 7-nerved, 15-22mm long, the upper 7-nerved, 17-24mm long; lower lemma 12-15mm long, 7-nerved, hairy in the lower half with silky hairs ± 5mm long; awn 25-40mm long; uppermost floret rudimentary, comprising a lemma 2-6mm long with an awn 20-23mm long.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: May.

    Type: Afghanistan, Aitchison 367 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P.); Afghanistan (Shend Toi Gorge); endemic to Kurram Valley.

    In rock clefts, 1800-3000m.


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