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This species is accepted, and its native range is Taiwan to Philippines.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms geniculately ascending; slender; 20-40 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Culm-internodes striate; smooth. Culm-nodes black. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3 mm long; entire, or erose; acute. Leaf-blades 10-12 cm long; 3-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; equilateral, or nodding; 9-13 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending, or spreading; distant; 4-5 cm long. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; laterally compressed; 3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus sparsely hairy; acute.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; laterally compressed; 3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus sparsely hairy; acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure, or two; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume orbicular; 0.1 mm long; 0.05 length of upper glume; hyaline. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.4-0.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 3.5 mm long; 1.5-2 mm wide; membranous; keeled; lightly keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; acuminate; muticous. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Palea apex acuminate. Rhachilla extension 0.8 mm long; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 1.2 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 2 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: Malesia.
Reference
Aveneae. Merrill 1996.

Native to:

Philippines, Taiwan

Aniselytron agrostoides Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 1983 Ohwi, J. [3548], Taiwan K000975198 paratype
Oct 1, 1983 Merrill, E.D. [6483], Philippines K000975189 isotype

First published in Philipp. J. Sci., C 5: 329 (1910)

Accepted by

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0