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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; 100–350 cm long; 5–12 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 20–28 cm long; striate; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 13.5–39 cm long; 4–5 times as long as wide; chartaceous; yellow and purple; concolorous, or distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous, or hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 2–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; 1.2–11 cm long; 1–3 mm wide. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–5 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 2–3 mm long; dark. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. 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; 5.5–11 cm long; 5.5–10.5 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with obscure 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.
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