Saccharum filifolium Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 409 1854. (syn: Erianthus filifolius Nees ex Steud.; Erianthus macratherus Pilg.; Pollinia filifolia (Steud.) Benth.; Pollinia versicolor (Steud.) Benth.; Saccharum macratherum (Pilg.) Ahmad & R.R.Stewart; Saccharum versicolor Steud.);
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Afghanistan to Himalaya: Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya as per POWO;
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Nees ex Steud. Syn. Gram. i. 409 ; stem pubescent below the narrow panicle, leaves filiform, spikelets 1/6-1/4 in. lanceolate rather longer than the hairs of the callus, gl. I of sessile spikelet membranous acute keels scabrid, IV entire or minutely 2-toothed, awn much longer than the spikelet, gl. I of pedicelled spikelet 6-7-nerved. Hack. Monogr. Androp. 146. Saccharum filifolium, Steud. Syn. Gram. 409 ; Duthie Grass. N.W. Ind. 14.

TEMPERATE WESTERN HIMALAYA, from Chamba to Kumaon, alt. 5-8000 ft., Royle, &c.

Stem 2-3 ft., rootstock woody, nodes pubescent. Leaves 8-12 in., rigid, glabrous, convolute below, narrowed to the hair, tip capillary ; sheath glabrous ; ligule very short, obtuse, ciliolate. Panicle 6-8 in., red-purple ; joints and pedicels = about half the spikelet, ciliate. Spikelets surrounded with dense white hairs ; gl. I minutely 2-toothed, margins broadly inflexed, dorsally glabrous with 3-4-unequal intracarinal nerves ; II like I, 3-nerved, keel smooth ; III lanceolate, 2-mucronulate, sub 2-nerved, margins inflexed ciliate ; IV shorter, linear-ianceolate, 1-nerved, glabrous ; palea short, lanceolate, glabrous.

(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
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Saccharum filifolium: 4 images.

Saccharum filifolium (Poaceae)
Tehari, Uttarakhand 2018 June 15
Grows on slopes at 2000 mtr
Rarely reported in the literature

Do you have an image of the lower part ?


I had collected a single specimen from the slope of Saundkoti Tehari I will share Herbarium image of it soon



here is Specimen of  Saccharum filifolium (Poaceae)


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)  rajajinationalpark

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