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.

Fargesia sagittatinea

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 700–900 cm long; 30–60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 20–28 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 30–50 cm long; 2–3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5–8 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; erect; 1.5–7 cm long; 2–3 mm wide; flat, or wrinkled. Leaves 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.3–3 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; erect; 1–2 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–15 cm long; 3–6 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 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 2002.

Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.