Piptatherum munroi (Stapf ex Hook.f.) Mez, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 212 1921. (syn: Oryzopsis divulsa C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f., pro syn.; Oryzopsis geminiramula Ohwi; Oryzopsis kashmirensis Hack. ex Hook.f., pro syn.; Oryzopsis munroi Stapf ex Hook.f.; Oryzopsis munroi var. parviflora Z.L.Wu; Oryzopsis stewartiana Bor; Piptatherum munroi var. parviflorum (Z.L.Wu) S.M.Phillips & Z.L.Wu; Piptatherum songaricum Duthie, nom. nud.);
Iran to Central China and Himalaya: Afghanistan, China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;

Stapf ; tall, stem stout or slender, leaves narrow flat, panicle effuse lower branches long many-fld. towards the ends, spikelets 1-1/4 in. ovoid rostrately acuminate, gls. I and II equal, awn of III 1/7-1/3 in. O. divulsa, Herb. Clarke. O. kashmirensis, Hack. ms. ex Herb. Duthie. Piptatherum soongaricum, Duthie in Atkins. Gaz. N.W. Ind. 626 (name). P. holciforme, Herb. Ind. Or. Hf. & T. WESTERN HIMALAYA ; from Kashmir to Garwhal, alt. 7-11,000 ft.

WESTERN TIBET ; Ladak, Nubra and Zanskar, alt. 10-13,000 ft.—DISTRIB. Affghan.

Stem 2-4 ft., about as thick as a crow-quill. Leaves 4-10 by 1/10-1/4 in., finely acuminate, hardly scaberulous, margins nearly smooth ; ligule oblong, hyaline. Panicle 6-12 in., branches in distant pairs, filiform, nearly smooth ; lower naked for 1-3 in., then branching shortly and bearing shortly pedicelled spikelets. Spikelets variable, from ovate to lanceolate ; gls. I and II green or tipped with purple or wholly purple ; III and its palea pubescent. Lodicules, stamens and grain as in lateralis, but larger.—The larger broader glumes longer awn and great size of the plant distinguish this from var. effusa of lateralis.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (FBI))


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Grass, photographed from Dachhigam Kashmir, pl. help in ID

I think Arundinella species

Oryzopsis (Piptatherum) sp. probably O.wendelboi

Oryzopsis munroi (Piptatherum munroi)



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