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Rostraria clarkeana (Domin) Holub in Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 9:271. 1794.

  • Koeleria clarkeana Domin
  • Lophochloa clarkeana (Domin) Bor

    Tufted annual; culms up to 25 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades up to 8 cm long and 3 mm wide, flat, thinly villous above. Panicle oblong or lanceolate, 2.5-4.5 cm long. Spikelets 1-flowered, c. 3.2 mm long; rhachilla produced, shortly hairy; glumes glabrous, acute, the lower narrowly lanceolate, 2.6 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper elliptic, 3.1 mm long, 3-nerved; lemma elliptic, 2.8 mm long, sparsely hairy, acute; awn about as long as the lemma, slightly curved.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: June-July.

    Type: Kashmir, Clarke 28155 (K).

    Distribution: Kashmir, endemic.

    This species, known only from the type, is very similar to Rostraria cristata, differing by its 1-flowered spikelets, produced rhachilla and longer awn.


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