1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Gaoligongshania D.Z.Li, Hsueh & N.H.Xia

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

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 152-260 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; auriculate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 20-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 20-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Gaoligongshania D.Z.Li, Hsueh & N.H.Xia appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 598 (1995)

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Yushania.]

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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