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3. Oplismenus fujianensis S. L. Chen & Y. X. Jin, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 469. 1984.

福建竹叶草 fu jian zhu ye cao

Culms decumbent at the base, 40–80 cm tall. Leaf sheaths densely hairy with tubercle-based hairs; leaf blades lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 5–10 × 1.5–2.5 cm, densely pubescent on both surfaces, base oblique, apex acute. ligule a ciliate membrane. Inflorescence axis 10–15 cm, densely tuberculate-hairy; racemes 2–5 cm. Spikelets secund, paired or 3 at the base of raceme, closely spaced, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–3 mm, pilose; glumes herbaceous, lower glume 3–5-veined, awn 2–4 mm, equaling or only slightly longer than the glume body; upper glume acute or with a ca. 0.5 mm mucro; lower lemma 7–9-veined, lower palea membranous, short and narrow; upper lemma smooth. Fl. and fr. Jul–Oct.

* Moist places in thickets. Fujian.


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