Lepidosperma chinense

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Lepidosperma chinense


Leaves shorter than the stems, almost terete, with a shallow, very inconspicuous groove, rigid, glaucous, pith chambered by numerous approximate transverse partitions; Panicle narrowly oblong, dense, often somewhat interrupted at the base, 3-10 cm long, consisting of several oblong-lanceolate, suberect spikes.


Arfak Mts present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Coastal regions of S. China present, G. Blumut present, G. Kerbau present, G. Padang present, G. Sagi present, G. Tahan present, G. Tapis present, G. Tebu present, Goh Lembuh present, Johore present, Karimata Is present, Kelantan present, Malacca present, Mt Kinabalu present, Mt Ophir present, Mts Losir present, N. Borneo present, North to Central Sumatra present, Pahang present, Perak present, Sago present, Talang present, Trengganu present, West New Guinea present
Coastal regions of S. China, in Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Perak: G. Kerbau; Trengganu: G. Padang; Pahang: G. Tahan, G. Tapis, G. Tebu; Kelantan: G. Sagi; Malacca: Mt Ophir; Johore: G. Blumut), North to Central Sumatra (Mts Losir, Goh Lembuh, Sago, and Talang), Karimata Is., N. Borneo (Mt Kinabalu), West New Guinea (Arfak Mts). .


Closely allied to the W. Australian L. striatum R.BR., and hardly distinguishable from the E. Australian L. neesii KUNTH.
OHWI, l.c., referred KANEHIRA & HATUSIMA 13555 and 13678 from West New Guinea (Arfak Mts) to L. striatum. As in both collections the glumes are obtusish and mucronate, and the hypogynous scales very small, they belong in my opinion to L. chinense.
BRASS 4644 from Papua, Wharton Range, cited in and in under Lepidosperma chinense, belongs to Machaerina gunnii (HOOK.ƒ.) KERN.


Ridl. 1915 – In: J. Fed. Mal. St. Mus.: 193
NEES & MEYEN 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 167
Clarke 1894 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 676
NEES & MEYEN – In: Hook. & Arn., Beech. Voy.: 228
KÜK. 1940 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg: 306
NEES & MEYEN 1941 – In: Fedde, Rep. 50: 123
BOECK. 1874 – In: Linnaea: 329
STEUD. 1855 – In: Syn.: 158
STAPF & TURRILL 1914 – In: Gibbs, J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 42: 179
NEES & MEYEN – In: Kunth, En. 2: 320
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 98
NEES 1843 – In: NOV. Act. Caes. Leop.-Car.: 117