Genus:
Zoysia Willd.

Zoysia seslerioides (Balansa) Clayton & F.R.Richardson

This species is accepted, and its native range is Vietnam.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Stolons present. Culms 40-50 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute; 25-30 cm long; 6-7 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade surface ribbed. Leaf-blade apex pungent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; multilateral; 8-15 cm long. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic; 3.5-4 mm long; 1.1-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex erose; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 2.5-3.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex erose; emarginate. Palea hyaline; 0 -veined; without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Lecomte.

Native to:

Vietnam

Zoysia seslerioides (Balansa) Clayton & F.R.Richardson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 2000 Balansa, B. [4873], Vietnam K000290349 Yes

First published in Kew Bull. 28: 31 (1973)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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