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Spodiopogon cotulifer (Thunb.) Hack., In, DC., Monogr. Phan. 6: 187. 1889. Hook. F., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7: 108.1896.

  • Andropogon cotulifer Thunb.
  • Eccoilopus andropogonoides Steud.
  • Eccoilopus cotulifer (Thunb.) A. Camus
  • Eulalia cotulifera (Thunb.) Munro ex Miq.
  • Miscanthus cotulifer (Thunb.) Benth.

    Tufted perennial; culms up to 1.5 m high. Leaf-blades flat, 20-60 cm long, 6-17 mm wide, scaberulous above, hairy on the nerves beneath, narrowed at the base into a false petiole 0.5-8 cm long. Panicle 15-30 cm long, very loose, the lowest branches up to 6 cm long. Spikelets 4.5-6 mm long, linear-lanceolate; lower glume brownish, emarginate, shortly hairy on the nerves, long-ciliate on the margins especially in the lower half, the central nerve slightly excurrent as a short awnpoint 0.5 mm long; upper glume similar but with a longer awn; lower lemma broadly, oblong, 2-lobed at the apex with the nerves running into a narrow tooth between the lobes; upper lemma deeply bifid with a geniculate awn 11-15 mm long in the sinus.

    Type locality Japan.

    Distribution: Kashmir; temperate Himalayas; Khasi and Naga Hills; China and Japan.

    Spodiopogon cotulifer is usually found in swampy places.


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