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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Capillipedium

Capillipedium assimile (Steud.) A. Camus, Lecomte, Fl. Gen. de I‘Indo-China. 7: 314. 1922. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5:626. 1978.


Capillipedium assimile

Andropogon assimilis Steud. in Zoll. Syst. Verz. 58. 1854, in Syn. Pl. Glum. l: 397 1854.
Bothriochloa assimilis (Steud.) Ohwi, l. c. 11: 165. 1942.
Bothriochloa picta Ohwi, l. c. 11: 167. 1942.

Culm hard, geniculate, about 1 mm across. Blade linear-lanceolate, about 3 mm wide by 13 cm long, midrib conspicuous, hirsute, basal part covered with tubercled hairs. Inflorescence a loosely opened panicle, branches and pedicels capillary. Spikelets paired, dimorphic; the upper pedicellate; pedicel longitudinally grooved, margins ciliate; the lower sessile, fertile, about 2.6 mm long, excluding the long awn. Lower glume subcoriaceous, lanceolate, about 2.6 mm long, laterally 2-grooved, acute, upper part brownish-red, ciliated on the upper back; upper glume broadly lanceolate, as long as the lower, margins inrolled, 2-keeled, keels ciliate, backside pubescent, 5-nerved; upper lemma about 1.2 mm long, topped with an awn of 7 times the length of the lemma, 1-nerved; upper palea hyaline, ovate-lanceolate, about 0.8 mm long, rounded, sparingly ciliate.

TAIPEI: Shihlin, Tanaka 13618. MIAOLO: Miaoli, Hsu 549, NANTOU: Wushe, Hsu 11315. TAITUNG: Chengkung, Liu 31.

Distributed in India, Burma ascending in the hills to 2,000 m, extending to Thailand, China and Taiwan.

This grass grows on hills and often appears gregariously on mountain slopes. It is said to be eaten by cattle and buffaloes but the culms eventually become very woody and are not relished. The woody culms are bamboo-like in appearance and distinguishes this species from C. parviflorum.

midrib 中肋: (la)large:several vascular bundles

leaf surface 表面: (fla)flat surface

sclerenchyma 厚壁組織: (mistr)strand variable with size of vein

chlorenchyma 葉綠組織: (radia)cells radiate and lesser than
bundle sheath cell in width

bundle sheath 維管束鞘: (sk)single bundle sheath with
conspicuous chloroplast

buliform cells well developed 泡狀細胞發達: mainly appear in adaxial side

with small vein under buliform cells泡狀細胞下有小脈: (bcarc)bulliform cell with colorless cells
form an arc-shape

chlorenchyma cell number between two adjacent veins: 2

chloroplast form in bundle sheath 束鞘細胞內之葉綠體型式: (out)large amount and in centrifugal site

mestome sheath 內束鞘細胞: (Xyms -)metaxylem pole adjacent with
outer bundle sheath

distance between two adjancent vein 脈間距: 68 micrometer

length/weidth ratio of bundle sheath in LS 束鞘細胞縱面長寬比: 2

chlorenchyma cell shape in LS 葉綠細胞縱面形狀: lobed


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