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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Festuca

Festuca arundinacea Schreb., Spiel. Fl. Lips. 57. 1771. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:219.1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 538.1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:84.1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl, Iran. 70:85.1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 395,1976; Markgraf-Dannenberg in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:132.1980.

  • Festuca elatior subsp. arundinacea (Schreb.) Celak.
  • Festuca elatior* Linn.
  • Schedonorus elatior (Linn.) P. Beauv.

    Tufted or densely tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 45-200cm high, usually erect, stout to robust. Leaf-blades flat, prominently ribbed above, up to 60cm long, 3-12 mm wide, scabrid except sometimes below; ligule up to 2mm long, with prominent falcate auricles ciliate (though often sparsely so) on the edge. Panicle lanceolate to ovate, 10-50 cm long, erect or nodding, loose and open or ± contracted, the branches scabrid. Spikelets 4-5-flowered, 10-18 mm long (excluding the awns); lower glume 3-6 mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume 4.5-7mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas lanceolate in side-view, 6-9mm long, minutely scaberulous, awnless or with an awn 1-3(-4)mm long; palea scabrid along the keels: anthers 3-4mm long; ovary glabrous.

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

    Type locality: East Germany.

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Europe, temperate Asia and North Africa; introduced in North America.



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