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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Eragrostis

Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin. in Mem. Acad. Sci. Petersb., ser. 6. 1: 405. 1831. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 484. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 260. 1987.

日本鯽魚草

Poa japonica Thunb., F1. Jap. 51. 1784. Culm erect. Blade 15-20 cm long by 2 mm wide; ligule about 0.5 mm long, fimbriate at the apex, pubescent on the back. Inflorescence an elongated open panicle, about 35 cm long. Spikelets several-flowered, about 1.5 mm long. Florets articulating from top downward; glumes chartaceous, ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved; the lower somewhat smaller than the upper, about 0.6 mm long; lemma chartaceous, about 0.7 mm long, distinctly 3-nerved, basal part inrolled; palea as long as the lemma, 2-keeled, scabrous along keels. Caryopsis about 0.4 mm long; circular in cross-section, embryo 1/2 the length of the caryopsis.

TAIPEI: Tanshui, Hsu & Kuoh 12401. ILAN: Lotung, Yamamoto 3689. HSINCHU: Chingtsaohu, Chuang 4677*. TAOYUAN: Taoyuan, Suzuki s. n. Oct. 24, 1934. MIAOLI: Nanchuang, Hsu 12963; Taan, Hsu 543. NANTOU: Sun Moon Lake, Suzuki 6619; Chingshuiko, Huang 197. TAINAN: Peiliao, Suzuki 5863. HUALIEN: Mataian, Suzuki 5210.

Distributed in India, China, and Korea to Japan and extending to Australia and Africa.


 

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