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Habit: Perennial herb; rhizomes short, thick. Stem: erect, bamboo-like. Leaf: cauline; sheaths > internodes, glabrous; ligule thinly membranous, fringed; blade flat or folded, glabrous, margin scabrous. Inflorescence: panicle-like, plume-like, silvery to +- purple. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes > florets, 3--5-veined; axis glabrous; florets 1--several, breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma 3--7-veined, hairy, awn +- 0; palea < lemma;
Species In Genus: 3 species: warm temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Latin: a reed grass) Note: Used in construction, for mats and baskets, fishing rods, to make reeds for woodwind instruments, organ-pipes, windbreaks.
eFlora Treatment Author: Kelly W. Allred
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Arrhenatherum elatius
Next taxon: Arundo donax
Citation for this treatment: Kelly W. Allred 2016. Arundo, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10990, accessed on December 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 03, 2016.