1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eragrostiella Bor
      1. Eragrostiella lolioides (Hand.-Mazz.) Keng f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Cataphylls evident. Culms erect; 20-50 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 5-15 cm long; 0.5 mm wide; stiff; grey-green. Leaf-blade venation indistinct. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; unilateral; 10-30 cm long; bearing 7-35 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; distant. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 7-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5-8 mm long; 3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 7-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5-8 mm long; 3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 2 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 3 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; keeled above; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma apex truncate. Palea ovate; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; narrowly winged. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 0.75 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Hand-Mazz 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Eragrostiella lolioides (Hand.-Mazz.) Keng f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Bot. Sin. 9: 51 (1960)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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