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Phleum alpinum L., Sp. Pl. 59. 1753. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 419. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 202. 1987.

高山梯牧草

Phleum alpinum
specimen

Credit: cs kuoh

Perennial with elongated rhizome; culm 30-40 cm tall, 1 mm in diameter. Bldes tutfted near the base of the culm; cauline leaves 2-3, linear-lanceolate, 5-7 cm long by 5 mm wide; ligule membranous, about 1 mm long, truncate. Panicle contracted, cylindrical, 2 cm long 7 mm wide. Spikelets 1-flowered, 3 mm long; glumes subequal, chartaceous, laterally compressed, 3-nerved, 1-keeled, hairy, apex cuspidate. Lemma membranous, 2 mm long, 5-nerved, apex truncate. Palea membranous, oblong, nearly as long as the lemma. Caryopsis cylindrical, 1.5 mm long.

ILAN: Nanhutashan, Hsu 6024. TAICHUNG: Tahsuehshan, Huang 7214.

A cosmopolitan species distributed in Arctic and Antarctic zones and alpine regions.


 

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