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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Himalaya, China (Sichuan, Yunnan).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 30-60 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; smooth; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2.5 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 15-25 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scabrous; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; without bracts, or bracteate at branch bases. Panicle open; ovate; 18 cm long; 13 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 3-7 -nate; 4-8 cm long. Panicle branches smooth; glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; acuminate; 3.5-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 1 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; acuminate; 3.5-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 1 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume elliptic; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; dark green and purple; 1-keeled; keeled above; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 1.4-1.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; dark green and purple; 1-keeled; keeled above; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic, or oblong; 2.5-2.75 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.5-0.66 way up back of lemma; straight; 6-7 mm long overall. Palea hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea keels smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 2 mm long; purple. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Aveneae. Bor 1996.

Native to:

China South-Central, Nepal, West Himalaya

Calamagrostis staintonii G.Singh appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Stainton, J.D.A. [3889], Nepal K000098588 Unknown type material
Stainton, J.D.A. [3889], Nepal K000098587 Unknown type material
Stainton, J.D.A. [3889], Nepal K000838331 Unknown type material

First published in Taxon 33: 94 (1984)

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.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • 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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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