GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Chikusichloa mutica

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 70–90 cm long. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3–5 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades 25–30 cm long; 10–15 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open; oblong; 30–40 cm long.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; 3.5–5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; 0.5–1.5 mm long.

GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure.

FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; 3–3.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma surface scabrous; rough on veins. Lemma apex acuminate; muticous. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 3 -veined; without keels. Palea surface scaberulous (on veins).

FLOWER Lodicules 2. Anthers 1.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Oryzeae. WDC.

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