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Locally this species is found only in southern Taiwan.
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Gramineae (Poaceae) in Flora of Taiwan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Enteropogon has traditionally been separated from Chloris on the basis of inflorescence form. Enteropogon has a single raceme, whereas Chloris has several digitate racemes. Thus this species has frequently been placed in Chloris. However, this inflorescence character is unreliable for separating the two genera, and a better separation is achieved on the basis of lemma and caryopsis compression, in which case this species falls within Enteropogon.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 490 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Culm tufted, up to 2 m tall. Blade linear, 30 cm long or more, 0.5-1 rnm s wide, midrib white, conspicuous, surface loosely glandular hairy; ligule about 0.5 mm long, fimbriate; sheath-margins hairy. Inflorescence digitately arranged spikes, these about 15 cm long. Spikelets 2-flowered, about 5 mm long; glumes chartaceous, deltoid-lanceolate, acute and aristate, conspicuously 1-nerved; the lower glume 1/2 as long as the upper; lemma purplish, subcoriaceous, siliceous, broadly lanceolate, about 5 mm long, margins inrolled, 3-nerved, 2-toothed, midrib protruding into an awn, nearly as long as the lemma; palea linear, 2-keeled, upper margin siliceous, with the same texture and length as the lemma; upper floret reduced into a sterile lemma. Caryopsis about 3.5 mm long; embryo 1/2 the length of the caryopsis.
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Gramineae (Poaceae) in Flora of Taiwan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Perennial. Culms erect or geniculately ascending, sometimes rooting at lower nodes, (0.5–)1–1.5(–2) m tall. Leaf sheaths glabrous or tuberculate-hispid, especially on margin, pilose at mouth; leaf blades linear, flat or rolled, 15–45 cm, 4–15 mm wide, scabrous, often tuberculate-hispid near ligule, apex setaceous; ligule ca. 0.4 mm. Racemes digitate, 3–10, ascending at first, later divaricate or drooping, 10–20 cm; rachis triquetrous, scabrous. Spikelets with 2 florets, 5–7 mm; lower glume linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm; upper glume lanceolate, 3–5 mm, awn-pointed; lemma of fertile floret oblong-lanceolate, 3.5–5 mm, glabrous, scabrous along either side of midvein and toward apex; awn 8–16 mm; palea linear-lanceolate, narrower than lemma, keels scabrous; upper floret reduced to an oblong 0.8–1.8 mm lemma with 2–5 mm awn, appressed to fertile floret. Fl. and fr. Mar–Nov.
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Distribution

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Distributed from Afghanistan through India to South-east Asia and South China.
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Distribution

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Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S Taiwan, S Yunnan [Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand; N and NE Australia].
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Habitat

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River valleys, fields, banks, roadsides, and thicket on hills; 200–1000 m.
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Synonym

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Chloris dolichostachya Lagasca, Gen. et Sp. Pl. 5. 1816.
Chloris incompleta Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 60. 1821; Honda, Monogr. Poac. lap. 156. 1930.
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Gramineae (Poaceae) in Flora of Taiwan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Chloris dolichostachya Lagasca, Gen. Sp. Pl. 5. 1816.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 490 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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