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This species is accepted, and its native range is Qinghai to E. Himalaya.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-20 cm long; 1 mm diam. Culm-internodes antrorsely scabrous. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long; scaberulous on abaxial surface; entire, or lacerate; obtuse. Leaf-blades 3-6 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle antrorsely scabrous above; glabrous, or pubescent above. Panicle spiciform; linear, or oblong, or ovate; 1-2 cm long; 0.75-1.25 cm wide. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 3 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface villous. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 4 mm long; membranous; purple; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 4 -fid; truncate; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0-0.1 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 5.5 mm long overall; with twisted column. Lateral lemma awns 0.5 mm long. Palea keels scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 3 mm long; pilose; with 4 mm long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 2.25 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Aveneae. Bor 1995.

Native to:

East Himalaya, Qinghai, Tibet

Calamagrostis tibetica (Bor) Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Asia Centr. 4: 86 (1968)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0