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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Agrostis

Agrostis viridis Gouan, Hort. Reg. Monsp. 546. 1762.

  • Agrostis semiverticillata (Forssk.) C. Christ.
  • Agrostis verticillata* Vill.
  • Phalaris semiverticillata Forssk.
  • Polypogon littoralis var. muticus Hook.f.
  • Polypogon semiverticillatus (Forssk.) Hyl.
  • Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr.

    Stoloniferous perennial; culms 20-100 cm high, erect or ascending, smooth. Leaf-blades flat, 3-12 cm long, 2-7.5 mm wide, scabrid on both surfaces; ligule 2-5 mm long. Panicle pyramidal, lobed, 2-15 cm long, dense, the branches subverticillate. Spikelets 15-25 mm long, falling entire attached to the pedicel; glumes obtuse, awnless, scabrid on the back; lemma c. 1 mm long, denticulate, awnless; palea four-fifths to as long as the lemma; anthers 0.4-0.7 mm long.

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

    Type locality: France.

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); Mediterranean region eastwards to southern USSR and Northwest India.

    Although the spikelets fall entire with the pedicels, this species lacks the awned glumes of Polypogon and is therefore retained in Agrostis. 1200-2800 m.


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