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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; 250 cm long; 5–12 mm diam.; woody; 14–16 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 18–20 cm long; mid-green. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement one, or two, or three. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; glabrous; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect, or reflexed. Leaves cauline; 6–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 4–8 cm long; pubescent; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 15–23 cm long; 12–23 mm wide; dark green and light green; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 10–12 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Chen & Sheng 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.