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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to China (Yunnan).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 35-70 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 15-25 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 15-24 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading, or reflexed; 2-5 -nate; 5-7.5 cm long. Panicle axis scaberulous (above). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear; 5-7.5 mm long; 0.66-0.9 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 7.5-8.5 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 8-10 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma margins pubescent. Lemma apex entire; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; curved; 10-12 mm long overall; 1-1.2 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1.5-2 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear, or ellipsoid; 5 mm long; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Assam 1993.

Native to:

Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet

Bromus himalaicus Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1896 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000032401 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1896 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000032402 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1896 Hooker, J.D. [1], India K000032403 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1896 Clarke, C.B. [25620], India K000032404 Unknown type material
Cummins, H.A. [s.n.], Bhutan K000913741

First published in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 7: 358 (1896)

Accepted by

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • 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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