1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Miscanthus Andersson
      1. Miscanthus lutarioriparius L.Liu ex S.L.Chen & Renvoize

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; scaly. Culms geniculately ascending; robust; 300-700 cm long; 10-20 mm diam.; without nodal roots, or with prop roots. Culm-internodes thick-walled, or solid. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches ample. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or erect. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base tapering to the midrib, or simple. Leaf-blades 50-90 cm long; 15-30 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib prominent beneath. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless except near base. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes few, or numerous; 20-40; digitate, or borne along a central axis; 10-30 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 10-25 cm long; glabrous. Rhachis tough; subterete. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels filiform; unequal; 1.5-5.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-6.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs white; 10 length of spikelet.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-6.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs white; 10 length of spikelet.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume surface flat; hirsute. Lower glume hairs 10 mm long. Lower glume apex entire; attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume margins pubescent. Upper glume apex attenuate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 3.5-4.5 mm long; hyaline; 0 -veined; without lateral veins; pilose; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 3-4 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 0 -veined. Lemma surface pilose.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis lanceolate; 2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Fl China 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast

    Miscanthus lutarioriparius L.Liu ex S.L.Chen & Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 60: 605 (2005 publ. 2006)

    Accepted by

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

    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