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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths glabrous. Culms erect; 30-50 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-sheaths loose; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface, or pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.8-1.2 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades 10-40 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; pilose; hairy abaxially, or on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle with branches tipped by a raceme. Panicle spiciform; linear; 5-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 1-2 -nate; 2-6 cm long. Racemes bearing few fertile spikelets; 2-5 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis tough. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels filiform; unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs 0.5-2 mm long; 0.1-0.3 length of spikelet.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs 0.5-2 mm long; 0.1-0.3 length of spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; without keels. Lower glume surface flat; smooth, or scabrous; glabrous, or pilose. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume elliptic; chartaceous. Upper glume surface smooth, or scabrous; glabrous, or pilose. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 4.5 mm long; hyaline; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4.5-5 mm long; hyaline; without keel. Lemma apex entire; mucronate. Palea 0.5 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Sun 2004.

Native to:

China South-Central

Miscanthus paniculatus (B.S.Sun) S.L.Chen & Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 60: 607 (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.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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