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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 150–500 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes channelled; with small lumen; 18–21 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flanged. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 7–11 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; chartaceous; glabrous; triangular at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5–1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; 0.3–0.9 cm long; 1–1.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 1–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 4.5–7.2 cm long; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5–1 mm long; brown, or purple; truncate, or obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.15–0.4 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 11–21 cm long; 16–39 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 10–16 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Yi 2002.
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