1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Miscanthus Andersson
      1. Miscanthus nudipes (Griseb.) Hack.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to S. Central China.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 90-120 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2-3 mm long; red; obtuse. Leaf-blades spreading; 20-30 cm long; 4-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins smooth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle pubescent above. Racemes 8-10; digitate; 5-7.5 cm long. Rhachis tough; angular; glabrous on surface. Rhachis internodes filiform; 3-4 mm long. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels filiform; unequal; 1-1.5 mm long, or 2.5-3 mm long; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 5-5.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs white; 0.66 length of spikelet.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 5-5.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs white; 0.66 length of spikelet.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; much thinner above; without keels; 4 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface flat; villous. Lower glume hairs 3-3.5 mm long. Lower glume apex emarginate, or truncate. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; 1-keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 4 mm long; hyaline; 0 -veined; without midvein; without lateral veins; ciliolate on margins; fringed above; erose; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.5 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy above. Lemma apex entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical, or from a sinus; geniculate; 6-8 mm long overall; with a straight or slightly twisted column. Palea 3.5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 3 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Fl Assam 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet

    Miscanthus nudipes (Griseb.) Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1998 s.coll. [s.n.] K000943356 Unknown type material
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000943450
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000943451
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000943452
    Hooker, J.D. [3], India K000943449
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000943448
    Hooker, J.D. [3], India K000943447

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 6: 109 (1889)

    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.
    • 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.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

    Sources

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

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0