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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; 500–700 cm long; 10–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 35–45 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent, or tardily deciduous; 18–33 cm long; 6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs; shoulders with 1–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; 2–11 cm long; 3–4 mm wide. Leaves 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2–2.5 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–1.5 mm long; 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; 5–8 cm long; 4–9 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.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.