1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Oligostachyum Z.P.Wang & G.H.Ye
      1. Oligostachyum scabriflorum (McClure) Z.P.Wang & G.H.Ye

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. China.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms 100 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 8-13 cm long; 11-23 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 6 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; 16 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous; pubescent; hairy at tip.
    Fertile
    Spikelets with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous; pubescent; hairy at tip.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; 1-keeled. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; 1-keeled. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface scabrous; pilose; hairy at base. Lemma margins eciliate, or ciliolate; hairy above. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea keels eciliate. Palea surface scaberulous. Palea apex emarginate, or obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. McClure 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast

    Oligostachyum scabriflorum (McClure) Z.P.Wang & G.H.Ye appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Nanjing Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 1982(1): 98 (1982)

    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