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20. Kengyilia thoroldiana (Oliver) J. L. Yang et al., Hereditas (Lund). 116: 27. 1992.

梭罗以礼草 suo luo yi li cao

Culms densely tufted, 12–15 cm tall, 1- or 2-noded, glabrous. Leaf sheath glabrous; leaf blade involute, 2–5(–8) × 0.2–0.35 cm, abaxial surface glabrous, adaxial surface and margin scabrous. Spike ovate or oblong-ovate, dense or moderately lax, 3–7.5 × 1–1.5 cm excluding awns; rachis glabrous. Spikelets 10–13 mm, with 4–6 florets. Glumes oblong-lanceolate, villous or only scabrous along midvein, apex acute, acuminate, or pointed; proximal glume 5–6 mm, 3(or 4)-veined; distal glume 6–7 mm, 5-veined. Lemma 5-veined, densely pubescent; first lemma 7–8 mm; awn 1–7 mm. Palea slightly shorter than lemma, long ciliate along keels distally, apex emarginate or 2-lobed. Anthers black. Fl. and fr. late summer.

Mountain slopes, valleys, river and lake banks; 4700–5100 m. Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang [India (Sikkim)].

1 Glumes villous; lemma awn 1–2.5 mm; spike dense, 3–4 cm excluding awns.   20a var. thoroldiana
+ Glumes only scabrous along midvein; lemma awn 5–7 mm; spike moderately lax, 5–7.5 cm excluding awns.   20b var. laxiuscula


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