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Poa supine is very similar to Poa annua but differs in its longer anthers and by having the spikelets crowded towards the tips of the branches. Frohner (l.c.) stated that Asiatic plants are distinct from European Poa supine and proposed to accommodate them in a new species, Poa ustulata Frohner. However, since the characters used to distinguish them not only overlap considerably, but are largely of a highly cryptic nature, no attempt has been made to test the distinction in our material. If Frohner is to be followed, then apparently all the specimens cited above should be referred to Poa ustulata.

1700–4300m.

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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 399 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Poa supina has been divided into two taxa since the plants from C Asia, the Himalayas, and Xizang, including some but not all of the material from China, are more densely tufted and less stoloniferous than material from elsewhere. In addition, the branches are reduced to 1 per node, often rebranched near the base, and the palea looks minutely bumpy because of the globose, short cells between the veins. This material could be distinguished as P. supina subsp. ustulata. However, aside from the habit, the differences cited do not seem constant in the material from China, and material from NW China matches P. supina s.s.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 261, 264 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Tufted, shortly creeping perennial; culms 6-25cm high, usually decumbent at the base. Leaf-blades usually flat, sometimes folded, 1-7cm long, 2-3mm wide, flaccid, abruptly tapering to a rather stout tip, scabrid on the margins; ligule blunt, 1-1.5mm long. Panicle pyramidal, 2-3cm long, loose; branches solitary or in pairs, the lower widely spreading, smooth. Spikelets 4-6-flowered, ovate, 3.5-5mm long, often suffused with purple; glumes unequal, the lower oblong, 1.5-1.7 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper elliptic, 2-2.5mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas elliptic or oblong-ovate in side-view, 2.5-3.5mm long, obtuse, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, without any wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, ciliate all along the keels; anthers (1.2-)1.6-2(-2.5)mm long.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 399 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Perennials, sometimes stoloniferous; shoots mostly extravaginal. Culms tufted or isolated, oblique, decumbent at base, frequently geniculate above, soft, (4–)8–20(–30) cm tall, 0.5–0.7 mm in diam., smooth, nodes 1 or 2(–3), 1(or 2) exserted. Leaf sheaths thin, smooth, basal ones drying pale brown and soon withering, enclosing culm bases, uppermost closed for 1/4–1/3 of length, 1.5–5 × longer than blade; blade light green, flat or folded, thin, 2–6 cm × 2–3 mm, surfaces smooth, margins smooth or sparsely scabrid, apex acutely prow-tipped; ligule 0.6–1.5 mm, abaxially smooth, glabrous, apex obtuse. Panicle open to loosely contracted, compactly pyramidal to ovoid, diffuse to moderately congested, (1.5–)2–5 cm, 1–2 × as long as wide; branches ascending to spreading, 1 or 2 per node, rounded, smooth, longest to 2 cm with 2–8 spikelets in distal 1/2. Spikelets ovate to oblong, light green, frequently purple tinged, 3.5–5(–6) mm, florets 3–6, distal fertile florets often female; vivipary absent; rachilla internodes 0.5–0.8 mm, smooth, glabrous; glumes unequal, smooth or sparsely scabrid, membranous-papery, lower glume lanceolate and acute to subflabellate and obtuse, ca. 1.5 mm, 1-veined, upper glume elliptic, 2–2.5 mm, margin angled, 3-veined; lemmas elliptic or oblong to ovate, membranous-papery, 1.4–3.5(–4) mm, keel and marginal veins sparsely villous or glabrous, smooth, intermediate veins distinct, margins smooth, apex obtuse; callus glabrous; palea keels smooth, hooks absent, shortly villous for most of length. Anthers (1.2–)1.5–1.8(–2.5) mm, or vestigial. Fl. and fr. Jun–Aug. 2n = 14, 28.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 261, 264 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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W. Europe, Scandinavia, N. Africa & Asia east to Himalaya & Mongolia.
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); Europe eastwards to the Himalayas and the USSR.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 399 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [Afghanistan, Kashmir, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia (Far East, Siberia), Tajikistan; SW Asia, Europe, North America].
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Elevation Range

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1980-3600 m
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flower/Fruit

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Fl. & Fr. Per.: May–July.
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Habitat

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Alpine and subalpine meadows on slopes, moist places; 1000–3100 m.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 261, 264 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Poa variegata A. Haller, Cat. Pl. Helv. 38. 1800, not Lamarck (1791); P. annua Linnaeus var. supina (Schrader) Link; P. supina subsp. ustulata (S. E. Fröhner) A. Löve & D. Löve; P. ustulata S. E. Fröhner.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 261, 264 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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