1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Oplismenus P.Beauv.
      1. Oplismenus fujianensis S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; robust; 40-50 cm long. Leaf-sheaths subequal to internodes; pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cordate, or amplexicaul; asymmetrical. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 5-10 cm long; 15-25 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 4-12; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 2-5 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 10-15 cm long; pilose. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile and pedicelled; 2 in the cluster; subequal, or the lower smaller.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; laterally compressed; 2.5-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; laterally compressed; 2.5-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; 0.5-0.66 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; herbaceous; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-keeled; 7-9 -veined. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute; laterally pinched. Palea involute; coriaceous; without keels.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Chen & Jin 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast

    Oplismenus fujianensis S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 469 (1984)

    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.

    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