Catalog Number: US 81802
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. W. Wang
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: Pou-hua Shan., Hopeh, China, Asia-Temperate
- Isotype: Keng, Y. L. 1936. Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 7: 36.
The name Avena gracillima Keng (Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 7: 36. 1936), described from Hebei, is based on a very depauperate specimen with a panicle of only 1 or 2 spikelets. The spikelets are 1.4–1.8 mm long with herbaceous, glabrous lemmas and rudimentary awns. It is clearly a cultivated species, growing as a weed on grassy slopes, most likely referable to A. chinensis. The type has not been seen.
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