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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Pseudopogonatherum A.Camus
      1. Pseudopogonatherum filifolium (S.L.Chen) H.Yu, Y.F.Deng & N.X.Zhao

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 17-30 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.1 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; involute; 5-17 cm long; 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1-3; single, or paired, or digitate; 2-4.5 cm long. Rhachis tough; ciliate on margins. Rhachis internodes linear; 1.3 mm long. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; unequal.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base. Spikelet callus square; pilose, or bearded; base obtuse; attached transversely. Spikelet callus hairs 0.3-1.7 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base. Spikelet callus square; pilose, or bearded; base obtuse; attached transversely. Spikelet callus hairs 0.3-1.7 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; light brown; 2-keeled. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; 1-keeled. Upper glume mucronate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 1 mm long; hyaline; 0 -veined; without midvein; without lateral veins; obtuse. Fertile lemma linear; 1 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 6-7 mm long overall; with a straight or slightly twisted column. Column of lemma awn glabrous. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.7 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Fl China 2003.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Pseudopogonatherum filifolium (S.L.Chen) H.Yu, Y.F.Deng & N.X.Zhao appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Novon 14: 242 (2004)

    Not 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. [Cited as Eulalia filifolia.]

    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 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