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Stipa trichoides P. Smirn. in Fedde, Repert. 21:233. 1925. Rozhev. & Shishkin in Kom., Fl. URSS 2:94. 1934; Ovchinnikov, Fl. Tadzh. 1:428. 1957; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:394. 1970.

  • Stipa turkestanica subsp. trichoides (P. Smirn.) Tzvelev

    Tufted perennial 30-70 cm high. Leaf-blades involute and setaceous, up to 1.5 mm wide when flattened, scabrid on the lower (outer) surface; ligule (1.5-) 3-4 mm long. Panicle narrow, few-flowered, 8-14(-20) cm long, often partially enclosed by the slightly inflated sheath of the uppermost leaf. Glumes narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate with fragile tips, 27-45 mm long, 5-nerved; lemma terete, 11-13 mm long (including callus), hairy in the lower two-thirds with rows of short hairs, glabrous at the tip; callus acuminate, pungent, c. 2.5 mm long. Awn bigeniculate, articulated at the base, 11-16(-20) cm long; column smooth and glabrous; bristle plumose with hairs 4-5 mm long.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: May-July

    Type: USSR, Turkmenistan, Litvinov 2222 (LE).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Turkmenistan to Pamir; Iran and Afghanistan.

    1700-4700 m.


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