Gahnia baniensis

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Gahnia baniensis


Leaves long, coriaceous, involute, scabrid on the margins; Inflorescence supradecompound, 40-80 by 6-10 cm, loose, consisting of many more or less distant fascicles of loose, nodding partial panicles; Stamens 2-3 in both flowers;


Annam present, Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Karimata Is present, NW. Malesia present, P. Penang present, Tonkin present
Hainan, Annam, Tonkin; widely distributed in NW. Malesia: throughout Sumatra, Malay Peninsula (from P. Penang southward), throughout Borneo, Karimata Is.


Similar to and often confused with G. javanica, but differing already by the cohering filaments, which are scarcely elongated after anthesis and not included in the apices of the glumes, and moreover by the looser inflorescence with finally nodding branches, the shorter bracts, the always 2-flowered spikelets, the more obtuse glumes, and the shorter ellipsoid nut. Distinguishable from G. clarkei and G. sieberiana especially by the absence of annular grooves and ridges on the inner side of the endocarp.


Clarke 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 168
KÜK. 1943 – In: Fedde, Rep. 52. p 83
BENL 1940: 227, 229. – In: Bot. Arch. f. 23A
Ridl. 1915 – In: J. Fed. Mal. St. Mus. p 193
Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 63
BENL 1938: p. 197. – In: Fedde, Rep. 44. t. 248
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.). p 99
Clarke 1898 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot. p 92
Koord. 1911 – In: Exk. Fl. Java. p 202