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Liaoxia chenii

Cyperales - Cyperaceae

Taxonomy
Liaoxia chenii was named by Cao et al. (1998). Its type locality is Yixian Formation, which is in an Aptian terrestrial mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China. It is the type species of Liaoxia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Liaoxia chenii Cao et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomPlantae
subkingdomEmbryophyta
phylumAngiospermae
subclassMonocotyledoneae
subclassCommelinidae
RankNameAuthor
orderCyperales
familyCyperaceaeJussieu 1789
genusLiaoxia
specieschenii

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
Z. Cao et al. 1998Panicle with a peduncle, at least 5.5 cm long and about 2.5 cm wide; rachis relatively stout, about 2 mm wide at the base, oppositely branching 1-2 times at a narrow angle, with longitudinal striations on the surface of rachis and branches, bearing two linear or ligulate bracts below each pair of branches. Spikelets ovate or elongated in outline, 5-10 mm long, solitary and terminal, composed of numerous glumes; glumes helically born upon the axis of spikelet, ovate, with awn-like apex and longitudianal veinlets.