Psammochloa Hitchc.
  • J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 17: 140 (1927) 


General Description

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms scandent; 50-150 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades stiff. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed, or subterete; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose. GLUMES Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex truncate, or obtuse. FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; subterete; chartaceous; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined; without keels. Palea surface pilose. FLOWER Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate; obtuse. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. DISTRIBUTION Temperate Asia.

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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