Apocopis pulcherrimus Bor

First published in Kew Bull. 6: 168 (1951)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Myanmar. It is an annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms 10-20 cm long. Leaf-sheaths keeled; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-0.75 mm long. Leaf-blades 3-6 cm long; 3-5 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath. Peduncle 3-5.5 cm long; glabrous. Racemes 2; paired; erect, or ascending; 1.5-3 cm long. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subterete; ciliate on margins. Rhachis hairs tawny. Rhachis internodes linear; 2 mm long. Spikelets appressed; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels adnate at the base to lower glume of sessile spikelet; linear; 2 mm long; ciliate; with tawny hairs; with 3-3.5 mm long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Companion sterile spikelets represented by barren pedicels, or rudimentary. Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 5.75 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base obtuse; attached transversely.
Sterile
Companion sterile spikelets represented by barren pedicels, or rudimentary.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 5.75 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base obtuse; attached transversely.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 5-5.5 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; much thinner above; much thinner on margins; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume primary vein extending to apex. Lower glume lateral veins all falling short of apex. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex emarginate. Upper glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; with hyaline margins; 3 -veined. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex truncate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets male, or barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 5 mm long; hyaline; 0 -veined; without midvein; without lateral veins. Fertile lemma oblong; 5.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 40 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 18 mm long; pubescent. Palea hyaline; 0 -veined; without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 2.5 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Bor 1992.
[GB]

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