1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Miscanthus Andersson
      1. Miscanthus villosus Y.C.Liu & H.Peng

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 115-133 cm long; 3-5 mm diam.; 3-4 -noded. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2-4 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base tapering to the midrib. Leaf-blades 10-45 cm long; 2-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle with branches tipped by a raceme. Panicle spiciform; linear; 19-23 cm long; 1-7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 3-6 cm long. Panicle axis villous. 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.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs 3-4 mm long; 0.6-0.8 length of spikelet.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs 3-4 mm long; 0.6-0.8 length of spikelet.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 4.8 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 2-keeled; 4-5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins obscure. Lower glume surface flat; scabrous; pilose. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex emarginate, or truncate. Upper glume elliptic; 5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 1-keeled. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 5 mm long; hyaline; 3 -veined; ciliate on margins; fringed above; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4 mm long; hyaline; without keel. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; 5-6 mm long overall. Palea 3 mm long; 0.6 length of lemma.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; dark brown.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Liu & Peng 2011.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Miscanthus villosus Y.C.Liu & H.Peng appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nordic J. Bot. 28: 671 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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