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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Pleioblastus viridistriatus

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 20–60 cm long; 1–2 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Culm-sheaths puberulous; with reflexed hairs. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect; 0.5 cm long. Leaf-sheaths puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Ligule an eciliate membrane, or a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 15–20 cm long; 15–25 mm wide; mid-green and yellowish green; variegated (striped). Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1–3 fertile spikelets.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 6–8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 40–50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

GLUMES Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume lanceolate; 10–23 mm long; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.

FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; 13–15 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.

FLOWER Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: Caucasus and eastern Asia. Australasia: New Zealand.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Ind. Jap. Bam. 2002.

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