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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. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 100–330 cm long; 4–9 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 4–16 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid; ascending. Branch complement several; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 10–35 cm long; 6–10 times as long as wide; coriaceous; brown, or purple; glabrous, or hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs, or curved hairs; shoulders with 4–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 0.5–9 cm long; 1.5–4 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.5–6 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect, or spreading; 2–3 mm long; dark. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.3 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2–9 cm long; 4–10 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 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. Yi & Shao 2002.
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