Milium compressum Sw., Prodr. 24. 1788.
Perennials; stolons long creeping. Leaf blade thin, 5-20 cm long, 8-10 cm wide, broad and with a
rounded apex; ligule short, ca. 0.5 mm long; sheath loose, basal ones imbricate. Racemes 2-5, digitately
arranged, 5-10 cm long; rachis triangular, spikelets in 2-rows along one-side. Spilelets sparingly soft
hairy, 2-3 mm long, compressed, oblong, obtuse; lower glume wanting; upper glume and lower lemma
same shape, lower palea absent; upper floret hard, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, margins slightly inrolled, ca.
2 mm long, mucronate and pubescent at apex.
TAIPEI: NTU Campus, Hsu 11254. TAINAN, Tainan, Hsu 13645. PINGTUNG: Pingtung, Hsu 13635; Santimen,
Native to tropical America. Introduced and naturalized in many warm countries. Taiwan, moist and
midrib 中肋: (la)large:several vascular bundles
leaf surface 表面: (fla)flat surface
sclerenchyma 厚壁組織: (noscl)no except large vein
chlorenchyma 葉綠組織: (inrad)somewhat radiate and equal or slightly large than bundle sheath cell in width
bundle sheath 維管束鞘: (sk)single bundle sheath with conspicuous chloroplast
buliform cells not well developed 泡狀細胞不發達: (smreg)epidermal cells gradually enlarge from vein to intervein
chlorenchyma cell number between two adjacent veins: 2
chloroplast form in bundle sheath 束鞘細胞內之葉綠體型式: (per)large amount and in peripheral site
mestome sheath 內束鞘細胞: (Xyms -)metaxylem pole adjacent with outer bundle sheath
distance between two adjancent vein 脈間距: 82 micrometer
length/weidth ratio of bundle sheath in LS 束鞘細胞縱面長寬比: 2