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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Thaumastochloa

Thaumastochloa cochinchinensis (Lour.) C. E. Hubb. in Hook., Icon. Pl. sub. tab. 3313, 3314. 1936. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 701. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 477. 1987.


Ophiurus shimadanus Ohwi & Odashima in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 5: 185. 1936
Thaumastochloa cochinchinensis (Lour.) C. E. Hubb. f. shimadana (Ohwi & Odashima) Ohwi, Act. Phytotax. Geobot. 1l: 178. 1942; Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 701.

Rhizome short; culms slender, erect, about 20 cm high. Blade narrow, linear, conduplicate, about 1.5 mm wide by 25-30 cm long, basal part of margins sericeous; sheath compressed. Inflorescence a spike; spikelets alternate on the rachis; upper spikelet completely reduced; the pedicel fused to the rachis joint. Spikelets about 2.5-3.5 mm long; lower glume coriaceous, broadly elliptical-ovate, as Iong as the spikelet, dorsally compressed and wrinkled, inconspicuously winged, 7-nerved, internerves pitted; upper glume lanceolate, hyaline, about 3.5 mm long, acute, 3-nerved; lower lemma broadly lanceolate, about 2.8 mm long; lower palea truncate or emarginate, about 1.5 mm long; upper lemma elliptical, margins slightly inrolled about 3 mm long, 3-nerved; palea elliptical, rounded, 2-nerved, about 2.5 long.

TAIPEI: Shilin, Odashima 129. HSINCHU: Shimada 4852.TAOYUAN: Chungtapu, Hsu 12101. MIAOLI: Kuangshan, T. Suzuki s. n. June 1940*.Neima, Yamamoto et al. 11. TAINAN: Hsinhua, Hsu 13658A; Tainan, Hsu 287. PINGTUNG: Ssuchungchi, Chang 2130. Hsu l3555. TAITUNG: Pinan, Suzuki s. n. Oct. 17, 1934.

Distributed in India, Burma, Thailand, China, extending to the Philippines.


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