Miscanthus nepalensis

(Trin.) Hack.
Common names: Himalaya fairygrass
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 617.

Plants cespitose, shortly rhizomatous. Culms 40-80 (150) cm. Sheaths more or less keeled, with scattered hairs, particularly below the collar; ligules 2-3.5 mm, obtuse, lacerate and shortly pubescent; blades 20-60 cm long, 4-10 mm wide, stiff, flat or folded, abaxial surfaces with scattered fine hairs, adaxial surfaces glabrous. Panicles 10-20 cm, flabellate, golden brown, with more than 15 branches; rachises about 1/2 as long as the panicles; branches 3.5-10.5 cm, ascending. Shorter pedicels 1.5-2 mm; longer pedicels 2.5-3.5 mm. Spikelets 2-2.8 mm; callus hairs 3-4 times longer than the spikelets, golden brown. Lower glumes hairy on the lower margins, hairs to 3 times longer than the glumes; awns of upper lemmas 9-13 mm, exceeding the glumes, flexuous to weakly geniculate. 2n = 40.

Discussion

Miscanthus nepalensis is native from Pakistan through the Himalayas to Myanmar. It is cultivated occasionally in the Flora region. Edgar and Conner (2000) report that, in New Zealand, M. nepalensis has escaped cultivation and is spreading.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number."fine" is not a number."elongated" is not a number.

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3 +  and 2 +
anatomy +  and kranz +
Mary E. Barkworth +
(Trin.) Hack. +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
divergent +  and parallel +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
pseudopetiolate +
non-radiate +  and radiate +
well-developed +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
folded +  and flat +
reduced +
4mm;10mm +
spikelike +
3-4 times longer than +
Himalaya fairygrass +
purple +  and reddish +
40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
not woody +
Conn. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, W.Va. +, Del. +, D.C +, Wis. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Mass. +, Maine +, R.I. +, Fla. +, La. +, Nebr. +, Tenn. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Pa. +, Va. +, Colo. +, Calif. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ga. +, Iowa +, Md. +, Ohio +, Mo. +, Minn. +, Mich. +, Miss. +  and Ky. +
capillary +
sometimes longer +
concealing +
compressed +  and terete +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
compressed +  and rounded +
unequal +
membranous +  and coriaceous +
0-3 times longer than +
uncinate +
bracteate +  and ebracteate +
pedunculate +  and multiple-stalked +
axillary +  and subtending +
solid +  and hollow +
photosynthetic +
not aromatic +
geniculate +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
coriaceous +
lacerate +  and obtuse +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
broadly convex +  and weakly 2-keeled +
complex +  and simple +
concealed +  and prominent +
pedicellate +
golden brown +
flabellate +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
elongate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
homomorphic +  and pedicellate +
in triplets +  and paired +
usually smaller +  and reduced +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
fused +  and free +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
dome--shaped +  and triangular +
Gramineae +
Miscanthus nepalensis +
Miscanthus +
species +
membranous +
sessile-pedicellate +
plant +  and cespitose +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +