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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Sacciolepis

Sacciolepis indica (L.) Chase, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 21: 8. 1908; Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 597, pl. 1445. 1978.


Sacciolepis indica

Credit: CC Hsu

Aira indica L., Sp. Pl. 63. 1753.
Panicum indicum (L.) L. var. oryzetorum Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 27: 28. 1913.
Sacciolepis indica var. oryzetorum (Makino) Ohwi, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 18: 3. 1947; Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 598. 1978.

Clum tufted, ca. 60 mm tall, slender or spongy. Blade flat to loosely involute, less than 12 cm long, 2-4 mm wide; sheath slightly keeled, shorter than internode; ligule membranaceous, 0.2-0.5 mm long. Panicle contracted, cylindric, 1-6 cm long; pedicels discoid-tipped. Spikelets ca. 2.5 mm long, more or less papillose-hispid; lower glume ovate, 1/3-2/3 as long as spikelet, 3-7-veined; upper glume narrowly ovate, 9-11-veined; lower lemma equal to upper glume, enclosing a small hyaline lower palea; upper lemma narrowly ovate, acute, pale yellow, ca. 1/2 as long as spikelet; ather ca. 0.7 mm long. Caryopsis ellipsoid, ca. 0.8 mm long, 0.45 mm wide.

TAIPEI: Hsinhuatien, Hsu 187; Wulai, Hsu 82. MIAOLI: Tahu, Cheng 104. NANTOU: Wushe, Masamune et al. 2005. YULIN: Touliu, Asikaga 105. TAITUNG: Lanyu Is., Sasaki s. n.; Tawu, Hsu 323.

Tropical Asia and Australia. Taiwan, in swampy places.

midrib 中肋: (sm)small:with one vascular bundle

leaf surface 表面: (fla)flat surface

sclerenchyma 厚壁組織: (boscl)(bostr)on both sides of veins as
strand or girder

chlorenchyma 葉綠組織: (isach)cells elongate and radiate upward
like crab legs

bundle sheath 維管束鞘: (nke)bundle sheaths without chloroplast

buliform cells well developed 泡狀細胞發達: mainly appear in adaxial side

with small vein under buliform cells泡狀細胞下有小脈: (fansh)bulliform set shell-shaped or fan -shaped

chlorenchyma cell number between two adjacent veins: 5

chloroplast form in bundle sheath 束鞘細胞內之葉綠體型式: (out)large amount and in centrifugal site

mestome sheath 內束鞘細胞: (Xyms+)metaxylem pole adjacent with
mestome sheath

distance between two adjancent vein 脈間距: 160 micrometer

length/weidth ratio of bundle sheath in LS 束鞘細胞縱面長寬比: 3


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