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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Stipagrostis

Stipagrostis ciliata (Desf.) De Winter in Kirkia. 3:133. 1963. Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:386. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:375.1970.

  • Aristida ciliata Desf.
  • Aristida schimperi Hochst. & Steud. ex Steud.

    Densely caespitose perennial, up to 80 cm high. Leaf-blades filiform, rolled, 2-20 cm long, smooth, stiff, pungent, somewhat glaucous, flexuous. Panicle 10-25 cm long, contracted or somewhat loose. Spikelets pallid, sometimes with a purple spot at the base; glumes subequal, glabrous, 12-14 mm long; lemma (including the column) 10-11 mm long, smooth, passing gradually into the awn without an obvious column or column well-developed and up to 3.5 mm long; callus 2.5 mm long, acute, shortly pubescent with longer hairs at the base of the lemma; column glabrous, becoming detached at maturity with the conical upper portion of the lemma; central branch of the awn 4-5 on long, plumose in the upper two-thirds but with an excurrent naked tip; lateral branches glabrous, up to 25 mm long.

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

    Type: “Habitat in montibus prope Kerwan in regno Tunetano”,Desfontaines (P).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, fide Bor 1970); North Africa from Morocco to Egypt; Sudan and Ethiopia; Arabia and the Middle East; Macaronesia.


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