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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; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–500 cm long; 8–10 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 14–32 cm long; estriate; distally mealy. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle; 13.5–21 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; brown; glabrous, or pubescent; glabrous on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or triangular; demarcated but persistent; reflexed; 2.7–5.4 cm long; 2–7 mm wide. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–4 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.15–0.25 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7.6–11.2 cm long; 6–11 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Yi 2002.
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