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14. Eulalia yunnanensis Keng & S. L. Chen, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 12: 316. 1992.

云南金茅 yun nan jin mao

Perennial; basal sheaths glabrous, finally fibrous. Culms slender, ca. 0.6 m tall, ca. 2 mm in diam., nodes glabrous, densely pilose below inflorescence. Leaf sheaths softly ciliate along margins, otherwise glabrous; leaf blades linear, 4–15 × 0.2–0.4 cm, apical blades much reduced, abaxial surface glabrous, adaxial surface villous at base, apex acuminate; ligule rounded, ca. 2 mm. Racemes 5–7, digitate, 8–10 cm, hairs silvery white with faint mauve tinge; rachis internodes ca. 3 mm, 3/4 spikelet length, densely ciliate, pedicel similar but shorter. Sessile spikelet ca. 4 mm, chestnut brown; callus with short soft hairs; lower glume narrowly oblong-lanceolate, papery, back flat, villous below middle, upper keels greenish, scabrid, veinless between keels, apex narrowly truncate, subentire or emarginate; upper lemma narrow, 2-toothed in upper 1/4; awn 1.3–1.5 cm. Anthers ca. 2 mm. Fl. and fr. autumn.

* Mountain slopes, grassy places; 1400–2200 m. Yunnan.

This species is very close to, and probably no more than an extreme local variant of, Eulalia trispicata.


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