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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Perotis

Perotis indica (L.) O. Kuntze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 787. 1891. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 496. 1978.


Perotis indica

Credit: CS Kuoh

Perotis macrantha auct non Honda: Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 287. 1987. Culm tufted. Blade lanceolate, about 4 cm long by 6 mm wide, margins minutely ciliate; ligule membranous, about 0.5 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, about 13 cm long. Spikelets 1-flowered, about 2 mm long, excluding the awn; glumes chartaceous, lanceolate, hispid on back, l-nerved, prolonged into a long awn; the lower glume about 1.8 mm long, with an awn of about 10 mm long; the upper glume about 1.5 mm long, with an awn of about 5 mm long; lemma hyaline, lanceolate, rounded, 1-nerved, about 0.8 mm long. Caryopsis elliptical, about 1.5 mm long; embryo 1/3 the length of the caryopsis.

TAICHUNG: Tatushan, Hsu & Kuoh 10754. Lin s. n. Apr. 6, 1970. YUNLIN: Huwei, Ashikaga 265. TAINAN: Tainan, Morimoto 271. PINGTUNG: Fangliao, Hsu 5000.

Widely distributed in India, Ceylon, Burma, Malaya to southeastern Asia generally.

It grows on sandy places in central and southern Taiwan.


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