32. Deyeuxia conferta Keng, Sunyatsenia. 6: 68. 1941.
密穗野青茅 mi sui ye qing mao
Calamagrostis conferta (Keng) P. C. Kuo & S. L. Lu.
Perennial, loosely tufted. Culms erect, 60–120 cm tall, 2–3 mm in diam., 2–3-noded. Leaf sheaths smooth or scabrid at base; leaf blades involute or flat, 10–45 cm, 3–6 mm wide, both surfaces scabrid or abaxial surface smooth; ligule 4–6 mm, lacerate. Panicle dense, spikelike, rarely interrupted at base, 9–20 × 1–3 cm; branches 1–3 cm, scabrid. Spikelets 4–6(–7) mm, yellowish green or purplish; glumes narrowly lanceolate, subequal or upper glume slightly shorter than lower, lower glume 1-veined, upper glume 3-veined, scabrid along veins, apex acuminate; callus hairs equal to or slightly longer than lemma; lemma 3.5–4(–5) mm, apex 2-lobed or denticulate; awn sub-basal, 2.5–4 mm, straight; palea ca. 2/3 as long as lemma; rachilla ca. 0.5 mm, including hairs up to 3 mm. Anthers 1.5–2.2 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul–Sep.
* Light shade in woodlands, forming colonies, wet sandy places along rivers; 3000–3500 m. Gansu, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi.
Deyeuxia conferta var. guoxuniana N. X. Zhao & M. F. Li (Acta Bot. Yunnan. 16: 230. 1994), described from Xizang, does not agree well with this species, and is perhaps of hybrid origin. It has not been possible to see the type specimen.