All Floras      Advanced Search
Page 334 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Cymbopogon

Cymbopogon distans (Nees ex Steud.) Wats. in Atkins., Gaz. NW. India. 10: 392. 1882. Bor in J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 52:169. 1954; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:117. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 126. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:541. 1970; Soenarko in Reinward¬tia 9:355. 1977.

Vern.: Sunni.

  • Andropogon distans Nees ex Steud.
  • Andropogon nardus var. distans (Nees ex Steud.) Hack.

    Perennial; culms erect, up to 90 cm high. Leaf blades narrowly linear to filiform, flat or folded, up to 50 cm long and 3 mm wide, pale to dark green; basal sheaths glabrous to minutely puberulous. False panicle simple, interrupted, 15-30 cm long; spatheoles narrowly elliptic, greyish-green, 2.5-3.5 (exceptionally up to 7) cm long. Racemes 25-35 mm long, lowermost pedicel not swollen; internodes and pedicels densely ciliate along the margins, glabrous or minutely puberulous on the back. Sessile spikelet narrowly lanceolate, 6-7.5(-8.5) mm long; lower glume shallowly concave in the lower part, flattish above and often trans¬versely wrinkled, narrowly winged on the keels, 2-toothed at the tip; upper lemma deeply bifid, with an awn 15-20 mm long. Chromosome number, 2n=20.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: August-October.

    Type: Northwest India, Royle 236(LIV).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Northwest and Central Himalayas to Yunan.


    Related Objects  

    Flora of China  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

  •  |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |