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This species is accepted, and its native range is Pakistan.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 20-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-4 mm long. Leaf-blades 3-12 cm long; 3.5-9 mm wide; aromatic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; dense; 3.5-7.5 cm long. Primary panicle branches bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4.5-5.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4.5-5.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; shiny; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 3-5.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3-5.5 mm long; 1-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets similar; male; with palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 3.5-5 mm long; 1.2-1.3 length of fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined; ciliolate on margins; dentate; 2 -fid; obtuse; awned. Awn of lower sterile floret 0.5-2 mm long. Fertile lemma ovate; 3-4 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy above. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea; ciliolate. Lemma apex acute; muticous, or mucronate. Palea elliptic; 1 -veined; 1-keeled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 2 (bisexual), or 3 (male). Stigmas plumose. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl Pak 1993.

Native to:

Pakistan

Anthoxanthum wendelboi (G.Weim.) Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Blumea 30: 350 (1985)

Not 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. [Cited as Hierochloe wendelboi.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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