Description of the genus
Tall, rhizomatous, perennial
reeds. Leaves cauline: ligule membranous with minutely ciliate margin. Panicle large, plumose
Spikelets with the lowermost floret bisexual; glumes as long as spikelet, 3-5-nerved, lemmas plumose below
middle, membranous, 3-7-nerved; apex entire or
2-dentate with a small straight awn.
Worldwide: 3 species in the Mediterranean region and Taiwan
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Other sources of information about Arundo:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Arundo pageePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): ArundoFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ArundoGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ArundoIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ArundoKew Herbarium catalogue
: ArundoKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Arundo.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=146, retrieved 19 June 2013