All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 22 Page 225, 245 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 22 | Poaceae

63. Cynosurus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 72. 1753.

洋狗尾草属 yang gou wei cao shu

Authors: Shou-liang Chen & Sylvia M. Phillips

Annuals or perennials. Leaf blades linear, flat; ligule membranous. Inflorescence condensed, a narrowly spikelike or capitate panicle, ± 1-sided, bearing paired dimorphic spikelets, the outer of each pair sterile and covering a fertile spikelet. Fertile spikelet with (1–)2–5 florets, laterally compressed, disarticulating above glumes and between florets; glumes subequal, narrow, thin, acute; lemmas leathery, rounded on back, 5-veined, scabrid upward, apex acute, narrowly obtuse or bidenticulate, mucronate or awned. Sterile spikelet flattened, reduced to distichously pectinate glumes and sterile empty lemmas, persistent on panicle. Caryopsis elliptic or oblong, adherent to palea. x = 7.

Eight species: N Africa, SW Asia, Europe; introduced elsewhere; one species (introduced) in China.

Lower Taxon


Related Objects  
  • Cynosurus.pdf
  • PDF

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |