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Trisetaria loeflingiana (Linn.) Paunero in An. Jard. bot. Madr. 9:527. 1950.

  • Avena cavanillesii (Trin.) Koch
  • Avena loeflingiana Linn.
  • Lophochloa cavanillesii (Trin.) Bor
  • Trisetaria cavanillesii (Trin.) Maire
  • Trisetum cavanillesii Trin.
  • Trisetum gaudinianum Boiss.
  • Trisetum hispanicum Pers.
  • Trisetum loeflingianum (Linn.) P. Beauv.

    Loosely tufted annual; culms 6-25 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 0.3-4 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, flat or convolute, pubescent; sheaths inflated, retrorsely hairy. Panicle ovoid to cylindrical, ± dense, 1.5-4 cm long. Spikelets 2-flowered, 4-5.5 mm long excluding the awns; glumes unequal, acute, the lower narrowly lanceolate, 2.8-4.4 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper elliptic; lemma elliptic, 2.4-3.7 mm long excluding the 1.5-3 mm long setae; awn 6.5-8.5 mm long.

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

    Type: Spain, Loefling (LINN).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan & Kashmir); Mediterranean region and southern Europe eastwards to Northwest India.

    This, the most widespread species in the genus, has a curiously disjunct distribution in Pakistan possibly the result of under collection. 1800-2400 m.


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