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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Muhlenbergia

Muhlenbergia huegelii Trin. in Mem. Acad. Sci. Petersb., ser. 6, 6(2): 293. 1841. Bor, Fl. Assam 5:148. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:296. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 401. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:311.1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 644. 1976.

  • Muhlenbergia geniculata Nees ex Steud.
  • Muhlenbergia viridissima Nees ex Steud.

    Rhizomatous perennial; culms 30-115 cm high, ascending from a decumbent base, only rarely rooting from the lower nodes. Leaf-blades 7-26 cm long, 2-7 mm wide, scabrid; ligule c. 1 mm long, obtuse. Panicle 1040 cm long, nodding, loose, the spikelets not or only slightly clustered on the rather long flexuous primary branches. Spikelets 2-3.3 mm long; glumes subequal, 13-2.2 mm long, elliptic, acute or obtuse, the lower usually a little shorter than the upper and sometimes nerveless, rarely the upper also nerveless; lemma as long as the spikelet, hairy in the lower part, minutely notched at the tip and bearing a fine awn 8-20 mm long.

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

    Type: India, Hugel (?LE).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir): Afghanistan; Himalayas.

    Distinguished from Muhlenbergia duthieana by its loose panicle and very short glumes. It is a taller, more robust species than either Muhlenbergia duthieana or Muhlenbergia himalayensis and differs from the latter also by its broader leaves, shorter glumes and, in most cases, absence of stolons. 1600-3000 m.


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