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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 elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200 cm long; 8–10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 12–30 cm long; mid-green, or purple; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths persistent; coriaceous; green; hispid; with appressed hairs; with dark brown hairs; without auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.7–1.5 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; 1.5–6.5 cm long. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 1–2 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.7 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 19–34 cm long; 45–70 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 18–24 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Zhao & Yang 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.