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Arundinaria gigantea (Walter) Muhl.
Herbarium:Rhodes College Herbarium (SWMT)Herbarium's Specimen Details Page
Family:Poaceae
Currently Accepted Name:Arundinaria gigantea (Walter) Muhl.
Herbarium Name Used:Arundinaria gigantea
Locality:United States. Tennessee. Shelby: Memphis, Overton Park, along main trail.
Description:A native, perennial, evergreen grass that grows to a height of 6.6 to 32.8 feet (2-10 m). The coarse stems are round and hollow, 0.7 to 3 inches (2-7.6 cm) thick, and generally survive for about 10 years. Leaves range from 3.9 to11.8 inches (10-30 cm) in length and from 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2-4 cm) wide. The flowers are racemes or simple panicles with several spikelets 1.6 to 2.8 inches (4-7 cm) long and 0.3 inch (8 mm) wide. The fruit is a caryopsis, 0.3 inch (8 mm) long and 0.1 inch (3 mm) wide. Cane forms an extensive system of tough, thick rhizomes. Rhizomes vary in size but rarely are larger than 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) in diameter. 
Habitat:A native, perennial, evergreen grass that grows to a height of 6.6 to 32.8 feet (2-10 m). The coarse stems are round and hollow, 0.7 to 3 inches (2-7.6 cm) thick, and generally survive for about 10 years. Leaves range from 3.9 to11.8 inches (10-30 cm) in length and from 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2-4 cm) wide. The flowers are racemes or simple panicles with several spikelets 1.6 to 2.8 inches (4-7 cm) long and 0.3 inch (8 mm) wide. The fruit is a caryopsis, 0.3 inch (8 mm) long and 0.1 inch (3 mm) wide. Cane forms an extensive system of tough, thick rhizomes. Rhizomes vary in size but rarely are larger than 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) in diameter.
Collector:A. DeGenova &A. Gardner 114
Date:4 September 2013
Accession No:SWMT05065

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