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1a. Imperata cylindrica var. cylindrica

白茅(原变种) bai mao (yuan bian zhong)

Lagurus cylindricus Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., ed. 2, 2: 878. 1759; Imperata arundinacea Cirillo; I. arundinacea var. europaea Andersson; I. cylindrica var. europaea (Andersson) Ascherson & Graebner; Saccharum cylindricum (Linnaeus) Lamarck.

Culm nodes usually glabrous. Leaf blades rolled, apex hard, spiny. Panicle very dense. Spikelets 4.5–6 mm; anthers 3–4 mm.

River and seashore sands, dry grassy places on lower mountain slopes. Xizang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; N Africa, SW Asia, S Europe].

This variety has been reported in the literature from Xizang, but no specimens have been seen.


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