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Ischaemum setaceum Honda


Description from Flora of China

Perennial. Culms slender, stoloniferous and rooting at base, ascending to 25 cm, lower internodes short with crowded leaves, nodes glabrous. Leaf sheaths glabrous; leaf blades linear-lanceolate, 3–6 × 0.3–0.7 cm, glabrous, apex acuminate; ligule rounded, tonguelike, ca. 1.5 mm. Racemes paired, 2–5 cm; rachis internodes thick, outer angle ciliate with long hairs, inner angles shortly ciliate or glabrous. Sessile spikelet narrowly lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, tinged reddish brown; lower glume subleathery in lower part, 2-keeled, papery and asperulous toward apex with obvious anastomosing veins, keels winged upward, apex bicuspidate; upper glume pilose on keel, apex acuminate or with 1–2 mm awnlet; awn of upper lemma 1–1.2 cm. Pedicelled spikelet resembling sessile, both glumes 1-keeled, cuspidate or mucronate.

No specimens of this narrow endemic have been seen by the authors.

* Seashores. S Taiwan (Lan Yu).


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