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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; 100–150 cm long; 3–5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; dark green. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Leaf-sheaths 6–9 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.7–17 cm long; 8–23 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1–3 fertile spikelets.
Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 6–8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20–30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pilose.
GLUMES Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma.
FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; 9–17 mm long; chartaceous; dark green; without keel. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma apex acute. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
FLOWER Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3.
FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 5–6 mm long; apex unappendaged.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: Soviet far east and eastern Asia.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Nakai 1996.
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