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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.
HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1100 cm long; 30–50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 24 cm long; mid-green; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths yellow and red; striped and distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous on margins; auriculate; with 4–9 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 20 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 5–6 mm high; purple; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect, or reflexed; flat, or wrinkled. Leaves cauline; 1–2 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–13 cm long; 15–20 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Wen 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.