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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Danthoniopsis

Danthoniopsis stocksii (Boiss.) C.E. Hubbard in Hill, Fl. Trop. Afr. 10:76. 1937. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:374. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 426. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:361. 1970.

  • Tristachya barbata of Hook. f.
  • Tristachya stocksii Boiss.
  • Xerodanthia stocksii (Boiss.) Phipps

    Perennial with thick woody rhizomes; culms geniculately ascending, up to 80 cm high. Leaf-blades narrowly lanceolate, rounded at the base, 1-8 cm long, 3-4.5 mm wide, glaucous, rigid, pungent. Panicle erect, 3-10 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, lax; branches solitary or paired, capillary; branchlets 1-3-spiculate. Spikelets 10-14 mm long, excluding the awn; lower glume lanceolate, 6-9.5 mm long, acute; upper glume lanceolate, 8-11.5 mm long, caudate-acuminate; lower lemma 9-12.5 mm long; upper lemma 6-8.5 mm long, with 8 tufts of long hair in a horizontal row on the back; awn 12-16 mm long.

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

    Types: Pakistan in Sind and Baluchistan, Stocks 648 (K) and 1141.

    Distribution: Endemic to southern Iran (Baluchistan) and Pakistan (Sind & Baluchistan).

    Dry desert areas.


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