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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
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HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short (40 cm); pachymorph. Culms erect; 200–350 cm long; 8–15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 30–40 cm long; distally hispid. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge, or with distinct supra-nodal ridge; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths persistent; 0.33 length of internode; coriaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; hispid; hairy at the base; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5–10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 4–7 mm long; dark. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 9–15 cm long; 9–11 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.
NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.
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