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1. Eragrostiella lolioides (Handel-Mazzetti) P. C. Keng, Acta Bot. Sin. 9: 51. 1960.

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Eragrostis lolioides Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 1282. 1936.

Culms 20–50 cm tall, ca. 0.7 mm in diam., 1-noded. Leaf sheaths yellowish brown, glabrous, becoming fibrous at base; leaf blades stiff, involute, 4–11 × 0.1–0.15 cm, adaxial surface and margins scabrid, apex acuminate; ligule 0.5–0.8 mm. Raceme 10–27 cm, loosely spiculate and tipped with a spikelet, spikelets 5–7 mm apart. Spikelets ovate-oblong, stramineous at maturity, 5–8 × 3–4 mm, florets 5–12 in middle part of raceme; glumes narrowly lanceolate, papery with membranous margins, 1-veined, acuminate; lower glume 2–2.5 mm; upper glume 2.5–3 mm; lemmas broadly ovate, lowest 2.8–3 mm, glabrous, obtuse; palea membranous, broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm, keels very narrowly winged, ciliolate. Anthers 3, ca. 0.6 mm. Fl. and fr. autumn and winter.

* Hill slopes, roadsides; 1400–2000 m. Yunnan.

Eragrostiella lolioides is similar to E. nardoides (Trinius) Bor, from Bhutan, Nepal, and the Indian Himalayas, but the latter species has more closely set spikelets with smaller lemmas (1.6–2 mm).


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