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4. Aeluropus pilosus (H. L. Yang) S. L. Chen & H. L. Yang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 10(1): 8. 1990.

毛叶獐毛 mao ye zhang mao

Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) Parlatore var. pilosus H. L. Yang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 5: 74. 1983.

Plants with both long rhizomes and stolons. Culms erect or decumbent, 12–20 cm tall, densely pubescent. Leaf sheaths densely pubescent, longer than internodes; leaf blades flat or involute, 1.5–3.5 × 0.15–0.25 cm, adaxial surface hispid along veins, abaxial surface densely pubescent; ligule ca. 1 mm, margin ciliate. Inflorescence spikelike, 3–4 × 0.25–0.4 cm; racemes solitary, remote, 5–12 mm, spikelets distichous along rachis, rachis hirtellous along edges. Spikelets ovate, 3–4 mm, florets 3–4(–6); glumes ovate or ovate-lanceolate, pubescent, hispid along middle vein, margins ciliate; lower glume 1.2–1.5 mm; upper glume ca. 2 mm; lemmas ovate-oblong to ovate, lowest ca. 2.5 mm, (7–)9-veined, hispidulous throughout, apex cuspidate; palea equal to or slightly longer than lemma, keels hispidulous, apex lacerate. Anthers 1.1–1.5 mm. Fl. Jul.

* Desert sands. Xinjiang.


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