Voucher: KYRG 48
Stipa joannis Cel.
Region: Chüy Oblast Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley
Coordinates: 42º10'49'' N, 73º28'51'' E Alt: 2363m
Grass to 1m tall. Leaves sharp. Ligules very small triangular. Inflorescence a panicle with 1 flowered spikelets. Lemmas long awn and feathery at apex to 30cm long. Lemma base silky hairy.
High altitude steppe with Festuca, Caragana and Artemisia.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Ligule to 0.5mm long membranous. Spikelet 1 flowered. Callus pubescent at base. Glumes linear, tapering to a long point. Lemma very long-awned and feathery to 18cm long. Hairs 1-7mm long. Basal part of the lemma to 7.5cm long twisted and twice geniculate (bent). Lemma base to 16mm long, with 7 lines of hairs reaching 1/3 to half way to the top.
Ancillary Collections: DNA. photos, seeds
Borosova, R. 48 13 July 2008