GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


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

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Zoysia pacifica

HABIT Perennial; mat forming; clumped densely. Stolons present. Culms prostrate; 5–10 cm long; wiry. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 2–5 mm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; 4–6 cm long; 1 mm wide.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes.

Racemes 1; single; multilateral; 1–1.5 cm long; bearing 6–12 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelet packing lax.

Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1–1.6 mm long; scabrous; tip widened.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2–3 mm long; 0.6 mm wide; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; shiny. Upper glume lanceolate; 2–3 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein obscure. Upper glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate.

FLORETS Fertile lemma oblong; 2–2.5 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Palea absent or minute.

FLOWER Anthers 3; 0.6–0.8 mm long.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: Indo-China, Malesia, and Papuasia. Pacific: south-central and northwestern.

NOTES Cynodonteae. Fl China 2009.

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