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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
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HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 50–400 cm long; 5–17 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen, or solid; 6–32 cm long; distally mealy and pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 11–23.5 cm long; 3–4 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; pubescent; hairy on margins; concave at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 2.5–4.5 cm long; 3.5–12 mm wide; wrinkled; glabrous on surface. Leaves 1(–2) per branch. Leaf-sheaths 1.5–2 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; purple; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2.3–5.2 cm long; 4.5–9 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.
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