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This is a distinctive species on account of its long, scaly rhizomes and branched bristles in the inflorescence.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 549 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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Reported to be abundant and valuable fodder grass above 2000 m.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 235 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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Description

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Perennial with extensive branching rhizomes clothed in cataphylls. Culms erect, 25–150 cm tall. Leaf sheaths usually pubescent; leaf blades linear, 10–45 × 0.4–1.3 cm, pubescent to villous or occasionally glabrous; ligule 1–2 mm. Inflorescence linear, 5–15 × 1.5–2.5 cm; axis loosely pubescent, with shallow angular ribs below the cupular involucre-scars; involucre enclosing 2–4 shortly pedicelled spikelets; bristles greenish, softly plumose, rarely almost glabrous, branched (often several times) above the base. Spikelets ovate-lanceolate, 4–5.5 mm; lower glume 1/3–2/5 as long as spikelet, 3-veined, subacute to rotund, rarely apiculate; upper glume 1/2 as long as spikelet, obtuse to apiculate; lower floret staminate, lemma as long as spikelet, acuminate; upper lemma slightly shorter than lower, acute; anthers without hairs at tip. Fl. and fr. Aug–Oct.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 549 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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Description

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Tufted perennial with tough extensive rhizomes; culms 30-150 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades 6-30 cm long, 3-9 mm wide, flat; sheaths and blades pubescent to villous, occasionally glabrous. Panicle linear, 3.5-13.5 cm long; rhachis with shallow angular ribs below the cupular scars, pubescent; involucre enclosing 2-4 spikelets, each shortly pedicelled; bristles densely to sparsely ciliate, branched, often several times, above the base. Spikelets lanceolate, 4-5.5(-6.5) mm long; lower glume one-third to two-fifths the length of the spikelet, subacute to rotund, rarely apiculate; upper glume about half as long as the spikelet, obtuse, subacute or rarely apiculate; lower lemma acuminate, as long as the spikelet, male; upper lemma acute, firmer in texture and slightly shorter than the lower; anther tips without tufts of hair.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 235 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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Distribution

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W Xizang [Afghanistan, NW India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan].
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 549 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); Afghanistan, Tibet and the Western Himalayas.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 235 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
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Flower/Fruit

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Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-September.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 235 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

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Dry mountain slopes; above 1500 m.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 549 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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eFloras.org
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