Eragrostis nutans (Retz.) Nees ex Steud., Nom. Bot. ed. 2, 563. 1840. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 486. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 253. 1987.
Poa nutans Retz. Obs. Bot. 4: 19, 1786.
Culm erect. Blade linear, about 10 cm long by 1.5 mm wide; sheath-mouth, with long silky hairs; ligule about 0.3 mm long, fringed. Inflorescence a small panicle, about 10 cm long. Spikelets several-flowered, usually 12-flowered, about 6 mm long, by 1.5-2 mm wide; glumes chartaceous, 1-nerved, broadly lanceolate; the lower glume as long as the upper; lemma ovate, chartaceous, 3-nerved, about 1.6 mm long; palea the same texture and length as the lemma, 2 keeled, scabrous along keels; anther about 0.8 mm long. Caryopsis about 0.7 mm long, elliptical; embryo 1/2 the length of the caryopsis.
TAIPEI: NTU Campus, Hsu 56, Hsu 392. TAOYUAN: Chungli, Hsu s. n. June 27, 1960. MIAOLI: Tapu, Hsu 488. TAICHUNG: Houli, Suzuki 6283, Suzuk 6284. NANTOU: Sun Moon Lake, Hsu 12453. CHIAYI: Nantan, De Vol 8191. YUNLIN: Tuku, Suzuki 6156. KAOHSIUNG: Chishan, Hsu 6494.
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