G.290. Arundo L.

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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Arundo
Flora of Zimbabwe: Arundo

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Arundo
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Arundo
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Arundo
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Arundo
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Arundo
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Arundo
JSTOR Plant Science: Arundo
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Arundo
Plants of the World Online: Arundo
Tropicos: Arundo
Wikipedia: Arundo

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Arundo.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=146, retrieved 19 June 2024

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