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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; pluricaespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 50–100 cm long; 2–5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 8–10 cm long; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary. Culm-sheaths deciduous; pubescent; with grey hairs; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5–10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 5 mm high; lacerate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; erect. Leaves 3–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading; 6–10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 15 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 13–26 cm long; 20–43 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Chu & Chao 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.