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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Festuca

Festuca arundinacea Schreb., Spicl. Fl. Lips. 57. 1771. Osada, Illust. Grass. Jap. 124, 1993.


Festuca elatior auct. non L.: Kuo, Taiwania 24: 22. 1979.
Festuca elatior L. subsp. arundinacea (Schreb.) Hackel, Monogr, Festuc. Eur. 152. 1882; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg.79. 1987.

Perennial, culms erect, tufted, 40-180 cm tall, unbranched. Blades glabrous, 10-60 cm long, 5-15 mm wide, nerves prominent above; sheath wit narrow crescent auricles at the mouth; auricles usually ciliate on margins; ligules 1-2 mm tall. Panicle 10-30 cm long; branches usually paired, the longer one with more spikelets than the shorter one. Spikelets 3-10-flowered, 8-17 mm long; glumes unequal; the lower 1-nerved, 3-6 mm long, the upper 3-nerved, 5-7 mm long; lemmas 5-nerved, 6-7 mm long, back obtusely keeled, apex muticous or awned, awn straight, 1-4 mm long; paleas as long as lemmas. Anther 3-4(-6) mm long.

MIAOLI: Sishishan, C. M. Kuo 8534. TAICHUNG: Anmashan 210 Line 16K, C. M. Kuo 9665. NANTOU: Tatachia, Kuoh s. n. 17, Sept. 2000.

Native to Eurasian , and naturalized in Japan, Korea, China, and North and South America.


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