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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (NE. Yunnan).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 60-70 cm long; wiry. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.3-2 mm long. Leaf-blades 20 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; light green; aromatic. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence compound; paniculate; 20-30 cm long; lax. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spatheole linear; 1.2-1.5 cm long; red. Racemes 2; paired; deflexed. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; ciliate on margins. Rhachis hairs lengthening towards internode tip; 2-3 mm long. Rhachis internodes linear. Rhachis internode tip transverse; cupuliform; with lobed rim. Raceme-bases linear; subequal. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; ciliate; hairy all along but hairs longer above; with 2-3 mm long hairs.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 1 in number (lower raceme); 0 in upper raceme; linear. Companion sterile spikelets represented by single glumes; linear; 0.5-2.5 mm long; shorter than fertile; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 3.8-4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pubescent; base obtuse; inserted. Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 1 in number (lower raceme); 0 in upper raceme; linear. Companion sterile spikelets represented by single glumes; linear; 0.5-2.5 mm long; shorter than fertile; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 3.8-4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pubescent; base obtuse; inserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 2-keeled; keeled laterally. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume intercarinal veins distinct; 2-4 in number. Lower glume surface concave. Upper glume lanceolate; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; hyaline. Fertile lemma lanceolate; without keel. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 12-13 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn glabrous. Palea absent or minute.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Fl China 2007.

Native to:

China South-Central

Cymbopogon minor B.S.Sun & R.Zhang ex S.M.Phillips & S.L.Chen appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Novon 15: 473 (2005)

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.
  • 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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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