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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 cm long; 10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 11 cm long. Culm-nodes swollen; pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; pilose; glabrous on margins; auriculate; with 1 mm high auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect. Leaf-sheaths reticulately veined; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 11 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 25–30 cm long; 35–47 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Wen & Lin 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.