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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Isachne

Isachne myosotis Nees., Hooker, J. Bot. 2: 98. 1850. Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 128. 1987.

荏弱柳葉箬

Isachne myosotis

Credit: CC Hsu, 1975 Taiwan Grasses

Isachne debilis Rendle in Journ. Linn. Soc. 36: 322. 1904; Hayata, Icon. Pl.: Form. 7: 58. 1918, pro parte; Honda, 1. c. 278. 1930; Keng, 1. c. 647. f. 584. 1959; Hsu in Taiwania 16: 271. 1971, Taiwan Grass. 469. pl. 129. 1975
Isachne monticola Hack. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 7: 528. 1899; Honda, l. c. 281. 1930.

Culm creeping, branching and routing at the basal nodes. Blade membranous, lanceolate; sparingly pilose; sheath laterally compressed, densely hispid, less than 1/2 as long as the internode; ligule a ring of hairs, about 0.6 mm long. Inflorescence a deltoid, loose, open panicle, branchlets filiform, with only a few spikelets. Spikelets about 1.4 mm long, broadly elliptical, pubescent; glumes nearly equal, 3-7-nerved, equaling the spikelet, obtuse, hispid, usually with a few stiff hairs toward the apex. Florets similar in appearance, about 1 .2 mm long, more or less pubescent; rachilla about 0.2 mm long.

TAIPEI: Chihsinshan, Chang 2759*. Wulai, Hsu 78. TAITUNG: Botel Tobago, Sasaki s. n. May 5, 1924.

Distributed in Southern China, Taiwan to the Philippines.

It grows on moist ground and newly exposed soil along ditches at low altitudes.


 

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