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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Saccharum

Saccharum barberi Jesw., Arch. Sukerind. Nederland. Ind. 33: 404. 1925. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 688. 1978.

細桿甘蔗

Rhizome stout and short. Culms solid, fibrous, erect, slender, usually less than 2.5 cm in diameter. Blade less than 5 cm wide; ligule well developed; sheath long, hairy at the mouth, longer than the internode. Panicle enormous, with long silky hairs on the panicle-peduncle just beneath the inflorescence, pedicel funnel-shaped, falling off together with rachis-joint when mature, easily breaking up and scattered by the wind. Spikelets paired, monomorphic, the one pedicelled and the other sessile, awnless. Sessile spikelet oblong; callus long silky hairy, the hairs longer than the spikelet; glume nearly as long as the spikelet, glabrous; lower glume with margins infolded; upper glume boat-shaped; lower lemma slightly shorter than the spikelet, membranous; lower palea wanting; upper lemma membranous, but well developed, narrowly linear.

Cultivated in Taiwan.


 

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