1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Capillipedium Stapf
      1. Capillipedium annamense A.Camus

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Thailand to Vietnam.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 40-60 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pilose. Culm-nodes bearded. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths smooth; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blades 11-12 cm long; 3-4 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially; hirsute. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle with branches tipped by a raceme. Panicle open; oblong; 5-7 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate. Panicle branches capillary; bearded in axils. Racemes 1 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subterete; plumose on margins. Rhachis internodes linear; 0.5 length of fertile spikelet. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; with a translucent median line (also present in internodes); villous.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; lanceolate; 4.5 mm long; shorter than fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous; 7 -veined; scaberulous; ciliolate on margins; muticous. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 1; enclosed by glumes; 1.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded; base obtuse; attached transversely. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; lanceolate; 4.5 mm long; shorter than fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous; 7 -veined; scaberulous; ciliolate on margins; muticous. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 1; enclosed by glumes; 1.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded; base obtuse; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; purple; 2-keeled; keeled obtusely; 7 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliate. Lower glume surface concave; asperulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate, or oblong; chartaceous; 1-keeled. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 2.5 mm long; hyaline. Fertile lemma linear; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex entire; acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn geniculate; 22-25 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 5 mm long; pubescent. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Camus 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand, Vietnam

    Capillipedium annamense A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1960 Poilane, E. [s.n.], Vietnam K001057403

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 21: 206 (1925)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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