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Arundo L.


Arundo formosana

Credit: CC Hsu, 1975, Taiwan Grasses

Tall rhizomatous perennial reed (A. formosana of modest size); leaves cauline; ligule membranous with minutely ciliolate margins. Panicle large, plumose. Spikelets: glumes as long as spikelet, 3-5-nerved; floret callus short; lemmas membranous, 3-7-nerved, plumose below middle, entire or bidentate, with a straight awnlet; palea 1/2-2/3 length of lemma.

Mediterranean to China; widely introduced elsewhere. R.

Species 3. iver banks and damp places. A. formosana is growing on cliffs.

Veldkamp, J. F. 1999. New records of Gramineae for Malaesia. Fl. Mal. Bull. 12: 231-239.


1 Modest sized glumes 3-4 mm long;pterophilous grasses,growing on cliffs;blades 6-15 mm wide   Arundo formosana
+ Tall reeds, glumes 6-10 mm long;not pterophilous grasses,growing at river banks and damp places;blades 20-50 mm wide.   Arundo donax

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