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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Festuca

Festuca alaica Drobov in Trav. Mus. bot. Acad. Sci. Russ. 16.134, t.17/5. 1916. Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 403.1976.

  • Festuca ovina subsp. bornmulleri Hack.
  • Festuca ovina subsp. kotschyi Hack. ex Boiss.
  • Festuca rubra* auct. non Linn.
  • Festuca sulcata auct. non Nym. ; Bor

    Densely tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms (9-)14-30cm high, erect, slender. Leaf-blades folded-setaceous, up to 7.5cm long, smooth or scabrid on the lower (outer) surface, usually green, with 3 sclerenchyma strands, 1 on the keel and 1 along each margin, 5-nerved; ligule a narrow rim 0.3-0.6mm long. Panicle oblong to narrowly oblong, 2.5-6cm long, contracted, the branches ascending, often appressed to the main axis, scabrid. Spikelets 4-6-flowered, 6-8mm long (excluding the awns); lower glume 23-4mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume 3.5-5, mm long, 3-nerved; lemma elliptic-oblong in side-view, 4-5.5mm long, scabrid in the upper part, with an awn 1-15mm long; palea-keels scabrid or sometimes ± smooth below; anthers 1.7-2.5mm long; ovary glabrous.

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

    Type: Turkistan, Drobov 303 (TAK, LE).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Turkey eastwards to Afghanistan and southern USSR (Central Asia).



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