1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eragrostis Wolf
      1. Eragrostis ferruginea (Thunb.) P.Beauv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to Temp. E. Asia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 45-60 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 7.5-12 cm long; 2-7 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 15-25 cm long; 4-8 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 4-8 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 7-9 mm long; glandular.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-13 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 6-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-13 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 6-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1.2-2 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1.8-2.8 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 2-3 mm long; membranous; dark green, or purple; keeled; lightly keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins distinct. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 2 mm long; dark brown; truncate.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Lecomte 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Tibet, Vietnam

    Eragrostis ferruginea (Thunb.) P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ess. Agrostogr.: 71 (1812)

    Accepted by

    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • 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.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
    • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
    • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
    • Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
    • Koyama, T. (1987). Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions: an identification manual: 1-570. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
    • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
    • Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
    • Koyama, T. (1987). Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions: an identification manual: 1-570. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.

    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