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Poa setulosa Bor in Kew Bull. 3:142. 1948. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:191.1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 560.1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:45.1970.

Tufted perennial; culms 16-33cm high, usually erect. Leaf-blades flat or folded, 7-11cm long, 1.5-2mm wide, abruptly pointed, scabrid on the margins and both surfaces; ligule lacerate, 2-3mm long. Panicle narrow, 9-12cm long, sometimes nodding; branches paired or solitary, ascending, very scabrid. Spikelets 4-5-flowered, broadly wedge-shaped, 4-4.5mm long, green; glumes subequal, 3-nerved, lanceolate-acuminate, 2.5-4mm long; lemmas oblong in side-view, 2.7-3mm long, obtuse, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, with scant but distinct wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, scabrid along the keels; anthers 0.6-0.75mm long.

Type: Northwest India, Thomson (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P.); western Himalayas.


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