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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Puccinellia

Puccinellia gigantea (Grossh.) Grossh., Fl. Kavk. 1:114. 1928. Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70: 69. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 501. 1976; Hughes & Halliday in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5: 169. 1980.

  • Atropis gigantea Grossh.

    Tufted perennial; culms 20-80(-100) cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades folded, rarely flat or convolute, 5-15 cm long, 1-2(-3.5) mm wide, green or glaucous, scabrid above. Panicle lanceolate to broadly ovate, 8-20(-25) cm long, loose to rather dense, the branches bare in the lower part, smooth, ascending at first, spreading or ± deflexed at maturity. Spikelets 5-7 mm long, 4-7-flowered, green or suffused with purple, sometimes also tinged with yellow; glumes oblong, acute, the lower 1-1.7 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper 1.5-2.5 mm long, 1-3-nerved; lemmas 2-3 mm long, oblong, truncate and shortly apiculate at the tip, ± hairy on the nerves below, the nerves not reaching the tip; palea keels glabrous or ciliolate below, scabrid above; anthers 1.2-1.6 mm long.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: May.

    Type: USSR, Caucasus, Grossheim (LE, TBI).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and southern USSR.

    1700-1800 m.


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