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24. Eragrostis suaveolens A. K. Becker ex Claus, Beitr. Pflanzenk. Russ. Reiches. 8: 266. 1851.

香画眉草 xiang hua mei cao

Annual. Culms slender, caespitose, decumbent at base, smooth and glabrous, 20–60 cm tall. Leaf sheaths glabrous, along veins with many glands, pilose along summit; ligules a ring of hairs; blades linear, flat, glabrous, with many glands. Panicle lax; branches slender, solitary or 2(–3) per node, glabrous in axils. Spikelet rather pale, 4–11 × 1.5–2(–2.5) mm, (5–)10–20-flowered. Glumes slightly shorter than florets, lower glume shorter than upper glume. Lemmas broadly ovate, eglandular along keel, lower lemma 1.5–2 mm. Palea slightly shorter than its lemma, curved, along keels ciliate, persistent. Stamens 3; anthers 0.2–0.3 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun–Sep.

Roadsides, streams, fields. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan; E Europe].


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