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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Puccinellia

Puccinellia himalaica Tzvelev in Bot. Mater. Gerb. Inst. V.L. Komarova. 17:66. 1955. Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 562. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70.69. 1970.

Tufted perennial; culms 5-20(-30) cm high, erect or ascending. Leaf-blades flat, folded or convolute, 2-6 cm long, 0.7-2 mm wide, pallid or greyish-green, smooth or faintly scaberulous above. Panicle narrow, 4-9 cm long, the branches bare in the lower part, smooth or faintly scaberulous, ascending at first, spreading (but not deflexed) at maturity. Spikelets 2.5-4 mm long, 2-4(-5)-flowered, green or tinged with purple; glumes ovate, subacute, the lower 0.9-1.5 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper 1.2-2mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas 1.5-2.1 mm long, oblong-ovate, rounded, truncate or subacute at the tip, glabrous (except for some short hairs on the margins), the mid-nerve reaching the tip and sometimes excurrent as a mucro; palea keels smooth or faintly scabrid above; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long.

Type: Kashmir, Koelz 2216 (K, LE).

Distribution: Kashmir and Lahul.

Known only from a handful of specimens collected between 3000 and 5000 m.


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