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

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Leersia stipitata

HABIT Perennial. Culms decumbent; 15–25 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 2–5 cm long; 1–2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf.

Panicle contracted; linear; 3 cm long. Primary panicle branches indistinct the panicle almost racemose.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 4–5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong; 0.8–1 mm long.

GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure.

FLORETS Fertile lemma 4–5 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 6–7 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 3 -veined; 1-keeled. Palea keels ciliate. Palea apex awned; awns 1 mm long.

FLOWER Lodicules 2. Anthers 6; 1.2 mm long. Stigmas 2.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China.

NOTES Oryzeae. Pyrah.

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