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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; 200 cm long; 6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes scaberulous; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous, or deciduous; hispid; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs, or curved hairs; shoulders with 20 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; demarcated but persistent; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 13–20 cm long; 18–28 mm wide; chartaceous; mid-green; concolorous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. 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.