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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Vulpia

Vulpia myuros (L.) Gmel., Fl. Bad. 1: 8. 1806. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 451. 1978; Osada, Illust. Grass. Jap. 136, 1993.


Festuca myuros L., Sp. P. 74. 1753; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 83. 1987.

Culm tufted, 35-70 cm tall, 1-1.5 mm in diameter. Blades 5-15 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, convolute; ligule membranous, truncate, 0.5-1 mm long. Panicle narrow, 10-30 cm long, with several appressed-asending branches. Spikelets 3-7-flowered, 7-10 mm long; glumes chartaceous, unequal; the lower deltoid-lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm long, 1-nerved; the upper narrowly lanceolate, 3-nerved, 5-7 mm long. Floret narrowly lanceolate, with a lg awn, the lowest 6 mm long; lemma chaffy, narrowly lanceolate, 5-nerved, as long as the floret, attenuate and awned at apex, awn straight and 8-15 mm long; palea chaffy, linear-lanceolate, 2-keeled, hispid along the keels.

ILAN: Nanhutashan, Kuoh 14125. TAICHUNG: Lishan, Hsu & Kuoh 7105; Pahsienshan, Hsu 428.CHIAYI: Mt. Alishan, Hsu & Chuma 8875;Tungpu, Hsu 6377;NANTOU: KAOUHSIUNG:.

Native to Europe and W. Asia, now widesprea in the world.

Very common and in large clump at roadside in high mountain area in Taiwan.


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