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47. Fimbristylis nanningensis Tang & F. T. Wang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 11: 229. 1961.

南宁飘拂草 nan ning piao fu cao

?Annuals. Culms tufted, 18-55 cm tall, slender, with many radical leaves. Leaves usually shorter than or rarely as long as culm; leaf blade narrowly linear, ca. 1 mm wide, both surfaces scabrous with appressed short pubescence, apically attenuate. Involucral bracts leaflike, much longer than inflorescence, less than 1 mm wide, scabrous with appressed pubescence, apex acuminate. Inflorescence a compound anthela, slightly lax, with many rays and spikelets; rays slender, glabrous. Spikelets solitary, narrowly ovoid, ca. 5 × 1 mm, slightly compressed, with only 2 or 3 flowers. Glumes ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, membranous, densely gland-dotted, 2- or 3-veined, midvein abaxially forming a slight keel, apex acuminate. Stamens 3. Ovary white, cylindric, slightly 3-sided; style very long, 6-8 × as long as ovary, basally slightly inflated; stigmas 3, often curly. Fl. and fr. Jul.

● Grasslands, slopes. Guangxi.


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