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Aeluropus micrantherus Tzvel.


Description from Flora of China

Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) Parlatore subsp. micrantherus (Tzvelev) Tzvelev; A. littoralis var. micrantherus (Tzvelev) K. L. Chang.

Culms procumbent or ascending, usually branched at base, 6–30 cm tall. Leaf sheaths glabrous or puberulous, pilose along mouth and margin; leaf blades flat or involute toward apex, 1.5–4.5 × 0.1–0.3 cm, hirtellous on both surfaces; ligule ca. 0.2 mm, usually pilose. Inflorescence spikelike, 2–7 × ca. 0.3 cm; racemes congested. Spikelets ovate, 2–3 mm, florets 2–6; glumes ovate, scabrid along middle vein; lower glume 1–1.2 mm; upper glume 1.5–1.8 mm; lemmas ovate or broadly ovate, lowest 2.5–3.2 mm, 5–9-veined, glabrous throughout or ciliate near lower margins, apex acute or mucronate; palea subequal to lemma. Anthers 0.6–0.8 mm. Fl. and fr. summer.

This species is distinguished from Aeluropus littoralis by its smaller anthers (0.6–0.8 mm vs. 1.2–1.6 mm).

Water courses, sandy places, desert slopes. Xinjiang [ Mongolia].


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