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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Eccoilopus

Eccoilopus cotulifer (Thunb.) A. Camus, Ann. Soc. L. Lyon, n. s. 70: 92. 1923. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 642. 1978;.

Andropogon cotuliferum Thunb., Fl. Jap. 41. 1784.
Eccoilopus cotulifer (Thunb.) A. Camus var. densiflorus Ohwi, l. c. 1l: 153. 1942.
Eccoilopus cotulifer (Thunb.) A. Camus subsp. densiflorus Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 395. 1987.
Spodiopogon kawakamii Hayata in Bot. Mag. Tokyo 21: 54. 1907, Icon. Pl. Form. 7: 70. 1918; Honda, Monogr. 401. 1930.

Culm more than 60 cm long, 2-7 mm across. Blade about 35 cm long by 13 mm wide, hirsute on the back; ligule tongue-shaped, characeous, hairy on the back, about 3.6 mm long. Inflorescence a large panicle, about 20 cm long, branches whorled. Spikelets paired, monomorphic, about 5 mm long. subcoriaceous, lanceolate, 7-nerved, sericeous on the back, shortly awned; rachis articulating; upper glume lanceolate, nearly as long as the lower, sericeous, aristate; lower lemma hyaline, 1-nerved, broadly lanceolate, margins fimbriate, about 3.5 mm long; upper lemma hyaline, lanceolate, as long as the lower lemma, 1-nerved, 2-toothed, with a flexuous awn of about 12 mm long; upper palea hyaline, lanceolate, nerveless, margins fimbriate, about 3.2 mm long; anther 2 mm long. Caryopsis cylindrical, about 2 mm long; embryo 1/2 the length of the caryopsis.

ILAN: Nanfenau, Hsu 834. HSINCHU: Hsinchu, Hsu 1303; Sanshia, Simada 820c, KAOHSIUNG: Kaohsiung, Sasaki 380294;Chishan, Tagawa 1242. HUALIEN: Tailuko, Suzuki s. n. Nov. 20, 1931; Suhuakonglu, Hsu 8413.

Distributed in Himalaya, India, China to Japan.

It is usually found on sunny hill-slopes.


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