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47. Puccinellia iliensis (V. I. Kreczetowicz) Sergievskaja in Krylov, Fl. Zapadnoi Sibiri. 12: 3116. 1961.

伊犁碱茅 yi li jian mao

Atropis iliensis V. I. Kreczetowicz in Komarov, Fl. URSS 2: 763. 1934.

Perennial, densely tufted, grayish green. Culms (5–)10–25(–30) cm tall. Ligule ca. 1 mm; leaf blades thin, 1–6 cm, 0.5–2 mm wide. Panicle open or contracted, 5–8 cm; branches 2–4 per node, slender, scabrid, spikelets 3–5 on upper part. Spikelets 2.5–3 mm, green, later tinged purplish red, florets 2–4(–5); glumes obtuse, lower glume ca. 0.5 mm, upper glume ca. 1 mm; lemmas 1.4–1.6 mm, glabrous, apex rounded; palea keels thinly scabrid on upper part; anthers 0.3–0.5 mm. Fl. Jun–Jul.

Sandy beaches in river valleys, damp grassy places; 600–2000 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzstan, Uzbekistan].

Tzvelev initially treated this species as a synonym of Puccinellia hauptiana, but he now believes that it is best treated as a distinct species.


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