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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Miscanthus Andersson
      1. Miscanthus paniculatus (B.S.Sun) S.L.Chen & Renvoize

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central China.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths glabrous. Culms erect; 30-50 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-sheaths loose; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface, or pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.8-1.2 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades 10-40 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; pilose; hairy abaxially, or on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle with branches tipped by a raceme. Panicle spiciform; linear; 5-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 1-2 -nate; 2-6 cm long. Racemes bearing few fertile spikelets; 2-5 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis tough. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels filiform; unequal.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs 0.5-2 mm long; 0.1-0.3 length of spikelet.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs 0.5-2 mm long; 0.1-0.3 length of spikelet.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; without keels. Lower glume surface flat; smooth, or scabrous; glabrous, or pilose. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume elliptic; chartaceous. Upper glume surface smooth, or scabrous; glabrous, or pilose. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 4.5 mm long; hyaline; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4.5-5 mm long; hyaline; without keel. Lemma apex entire; mucronate. Palea 0.5 length of lemma.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Sun 2004.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Miscanthus paniculatus (B.S.Sun) S.L.Chen & Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 60: 607 (2005 publ. 2006)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

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

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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