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10b. Digitaria ciliaris var. chrysoblephara (Figari & De No­taris) R. R. Stewart, Kew Bull. 29: 444. 1974.

毛马唐 mao ma tang

Digitaria chrysoblephara Figari & De Notaris, Mem. Reale Accad. Sci. Torino, ser. 2, 14: 364. 1852; D. adscendens (Kunth) Henrard subsp. chrysoblephara (Figari & De Notaris) Henrard; D. ciliaris subsp. chrysoblephara (Figari & De Notaris) S. T. Blake.

Lower lemma pilose and also setose with hard glassy bristles, these spreading and yellowing at maturity; sometimes bristles only present on upper spikelet of a pair. 2n = 72.

Roadsides, fields, weedy places. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan [tropical and warm-temperate regions of the world].

This variety is sometimes included in Digitaria bicornis, and there is some similarity, especially when the spikelets are heteromorphic. However, D. bicornis is a distinct species with only 2 or 3 racemes, a thick midrib, appressed spikelets, which appear slightly sunken, and thick, prominent veins on the lower lemma, with the intervein spaces forming slitlike furrows.


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