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This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Stolons present. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms erect; 20-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 1-2.5 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse; apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-5; digitate; radiating; unilateral; 2-3 cm long. Rhachis subterete; scabrous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 1.5-1.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 1.5-1.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate, or ovate; 0.5-0.6 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; 0.7-0.8 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.5-1.8 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scabrous. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy above. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 5.5-6.5 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; elliptic; 0.3 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 1 mm long; 1 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed; trigonous; 1.2 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Malesia.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.

Native to:

Philippines

Chloris clementis Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1980 Clemens, M.S. [17267], Philippines K000885791 isotype
Clemens, M.S. [17267], Philippines K000290407 isotype

First published in Philipp. J. Sci. 40: 181 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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