1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Miscanthus Andersson
      1. Miscanthus depauperatus Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-60 cm long; 2-2.5 mm diam. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2 mm long. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 3-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-9; digitate; erect, or ascending; 4-15 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 0-5 cm long. Rhachis tough; angular; glabrous on surface; scabrous on margins. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels filiform; unequal; 1.5-6 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs purple; 1 length of spikelet.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs purple; 1 length of spikelet.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; shiny. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; purple; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins obscure. Lower glume surface flat. Lower glume margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; purple; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 5 mm long; 0.8 length of spikelet; hyaline; 1 -veined; without lateral veins; ciliolate on margins; acuminate. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 10 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea ovate; 1 mm long; 0.25 length of lemma; hyaline.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.8 mm long; truncate. Anthers 3; 2.5-3 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Merrill 2001.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Miscanthus depauperatus Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Merrill, E.D. [s.n.], Philippines K000291638 Unknown type material

    First published in Philipp. J. Sci., C 5: 170 (1910)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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