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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Gramineae
Arundo

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 81 (1753).

Derivation: Arundo was an old Latin name for Arundo donax.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Plants with creeping perennial rhizomes; leaves more or less evenly spaced along tall stems.

Spikelets all bisexual except the reduced uppermost flower, in a feathery plume-like panicle; rhachilla articulated above the glumes; glumes thin, as long as the spikelet, 3-5-nerved; lemmas without awns, with silky hairs almost as long as the lemma on the lower part, callus shortly hairy; paleas much shorter than the lemmas.

Distribution:  About 12 tropical and temperate species.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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