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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; 300–500 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 13–16 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 9.5–17 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow, or brown; hispid; with appressed hairs; with yellow hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; demarcated but persistent; erect; 0.5–4.5 cm long; 2–4 mm wide. Leaves 1–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2–3.5 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4–9.8 cm long; 4–7 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–8 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 2002.
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