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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; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 550 cm long; 30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 32 cm long; ridged; smooth; distally mealy. Culm-nodes bearded. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; brown and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; antrorsely scabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; flat, or wrinkled. Leaves cauline; 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; scaberulous on abaxial surface; obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15 cm long; 22 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China and eastern Asia.
NOTES Arundinarieae. McClure 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.