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Agrostis filipes Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:256. 1896. Bor, Fl. Assam 5:140. 1940; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 387. 1960.

Tufted perennial; culms 13-35 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, smooth. Leaf-blades 2.5-7.5 cm long, 1-2.5 mm wide, smooth or faintly scaberulous above; ligule 1-2 mm long, truncate. Panicle very narrow, interrupted, 5-12 cm long, brownish or tinged with purple; inflated tip of pedicel smooth. Spikelets 2.2-2.7 mm long, breaking up at maturity above the persistent glumes; glumes acute, awnless, rough on the keel (the upper less so than the lower); lemma 1.4-1.8 mm long, truncate, with a fine bent awn 1-2 mm long arising from slightly above the middle; palea minute; anthers 0.5-0.8 (-1.5?) mm long.

Type: India, Khasia Hills, Clarke 43650, 43898 (K).

Distribution: Kashmir; eastern Himalayas.

A rare or undercollected Himalayan species mostly collected in Assam. There are several plants on Clarke 29225 and between them the anther length ranges from 0.6 to 1.5 mm. However, all of the plants have the narrow interrupted panicle of Agrostis filipes, and despite their distance from its main distribution centre in the Khasia Hills, they probably belong to this species.


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