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Zoysia macrostachya Franch. et Sav.


Description from Flora of China

Perennial, loosely spreading from extensive, deep, slender rhizomes. Culms erect or ascending, 10–20 cm tall, much branched at ground level, many-noded. Leaf sheaths overlapping over whole culm length, glabrous, bearded at mouth with 2–3 mm hairs; leaf blades linear-lanceolate, stiff, patent, margins involute, 1.5–8 cm, 2–4 mm wide, abaxial surface glabrous or puberulous, adaxial surface glaucous, glabrous, apex pungent. Inflorescence lanceolate-oblong, 3–5 × 0.5–1 cm, base enclosed in inflated uppermost leaf sheaths; spikelets many, closely overlapping; pedicels stout, 1–2 mm, apex slightly oblique. Spikelets 6–8 × ca. 2 mm, yellowish, brown or purplish brown; lower glume absent; upper glume elliptic-oblong, obscurely 7-veined, minutely puberulent along margins and near apex, apex acute or with subapical awn to 1.2 mm; lemma lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, 1-veined; palea absent. Anthers 2–2.5 mm. Caryopsis 1.8–2 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun–Sep. 2n = 40.

This species is used as a lawn grass.

Coastal sands extending to grazed or trodden places inland. Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea].


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