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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Asia to Central Himalaya, Tibet to N. China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 10-40 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-3.5 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blades filiform; flat, or involute; 5-10 cm long; 1.5-2 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle smooth. Panicle contracted; ovate; continuous, or interrupted; 1.5-6 cm long; 1-1.5 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 0.33-0.5 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 0.33-0.5 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 4.5-6.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 4.5-5.5 mm long; 1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 4 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex erose; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.1 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 6 mm long overall; 1.5 length of lemma; with twisted column. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined. Rhachilla extension pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia and China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl Pak 1993.

Native to:

China North-Central, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Nepal, Qinghai, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya

Calamagrostis holciformis Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 22, 1992 Strachey, R. [1], Tibet K000032370 Unknown type material
Dec 22, 1992 Thomson, T. [s.n.] K000032371 Unknown type material
Dec 22, 1992 Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K000838349
Dec 22, 1992 Thomson, T. [s.n.], India K000838350
Thomson, T. [s.n.] K000032372 Unknown type material
Jacquemont, V.V. [1828] K000032373 Unknown type material

First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 4: 61 (1851)

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.
  • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
  • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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