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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Alopecurus

Alopecurus nepalensis Trin. ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1:148. 1854. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:239. 1896; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:311. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 393. 1960; Bor in Rech.f.,Fl. Iran. 70:277.1970.

Annuals; culms (5-)15-45 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 4-9 cm long, 2.5-3 mm wide, glabrous; upper sheaths slightly inflated; ligule 2-3 mm long, obtuse. Panicle 1-5 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, tapering towards the tip. Spikelets 3-3.5 mm long; glumes subacute or obtuse, convergent at the tips, connate for a quarter to a third their length, narrowly winged on the keel, minutely hairy on the wing, glabrous on the sides; lemma as long as or slightly longer than the glumes, subacute or obtuse, the margins connate for a third to half their length; awn absent or represented by a short stump near the base of the lemma; anthers c.0.6 mm long.

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

Type: Northwest India (? Nepal), Wallich 3780(K).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan & Punjab); Northwest India and Nepal.

Common in the plains, usually in damp places. To be expected in Kashmir.


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