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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; 150 cm long; 10 mm diam.; woody; 20 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary. Culm-sheaths persistent; chartaceous; purple; antrorsely scabrous; pilose; hairy at the base; with reflexed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect; 5–15 cm long; scabrid. Leaves 3–15 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or hispid. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6–25 cm long; 15–33 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. McClure 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.