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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Eragrostis

Eragrostis pilosa (L.) Beauv., Ess. Agrost. 71., 162. 175. 1812. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 487. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 251. 1987.

畫眉草

Culm tufted. Blade linear-lanceolate, about 8 cm long by 3.5 mm wide; ligule about 0.4 mm long, upper half turned into a fringe of hairs; sheath-mouth sparingly covered with long silky hairs. Inflorescence a large open panicle, about 14 mm long. Spikelets 6-7-flowered, about 4 mm long; glumes chartaceous, 1-nerved; the lower glume about 0.5 mm long, ovate lanceolate; the upper about 0.8 mm long, lanceolate; lemma chartaceous, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-nerved, lateral 2 inconspicuous; palea chartaceous, oblanceolate, obtuse, 2-keeled, scabrous along keels. Caryopsis elliptical, about 0.5 mm long; embryo 1/2 the length of the caryopsis.

TAIPEI: Taipei, Hsu s. n. Jan. 18, 1960. ILAN: Ilan, Kuoh 89. TAOYUAN: Neili, Hsu 1223. TAICHUNG: Kukuan, Hsu s. n. Aug. 11, 1959. CHANGHUA: Chihu, Hsu 4720. TAINAN: Tainan, Chen & Kao 286. PENGHU: Fungkuei, Hsu & Kuoh 14026. HUALIEN: Luanshan, Hsu 3531.

Very widely distributed in tropical and warm regions of the Old World.


 

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