Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
L., Sp. Pl. 81 (1753).
Derivation: Arundo was an old Latin name for Arundo donax.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
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.
About 12 tropical and temperate species.
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