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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths herbaceous, or coriaceous. Culms erect; 60-150 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 4-7 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; flat, or convolute; 20-45 cm long; 2.5-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough on both sides. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle smooth, or scaberulous above. Panicle open; lanceolate; dense, or loose; nodding; 10-25 cm long. Primary panicle branches bearing spikelets almost to the base. 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 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 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; 0.9 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; 4.5-6.5 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; 5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.5 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 5-7 mm long overall; 1-1.5 length of lemma; with twisted column. Palea 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: China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl Pak 1993.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tibet, West Himalaya

Calamagrostis scabrescens Griseb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 10, 2012 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Sikkim K000838335 syntype
Mar 10, 2012 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Sikkim K000838334 syntype
Hooker, J.D. [3], Sikkim K000032369 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Sikkim K000838337 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Sikkim K000838344
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Sikkim K000838333
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Sikkim K000838336
Duthie, J.F. [25029], West Himalaya K000838341
Griffith, W. [2695], Bhutan K000838338 Unknown type material
Griffith, W. [385], Bhutan K000838343
s.coll. [s.n.], India K000838340
Griffith, W. [2695], Bhutan K000838342
s.coll. [s.n.], India K000838339

First published in Nachr. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Georg-Augusts-Univ. 3: 79 (1868)

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.
  • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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