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  Arundo donax 'Versicolor'
  Family Name : Poaceae (Gramineae)

  Synonyms : Arundo donax var. versicolor

  Common Names : Carrizo, Variegated Giant Reed, Spanish Reed

 
Carrizo,Variegated Giant Reed,Spanish Reed
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Grass & Grass-like Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      3 m to 10 m
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Tall perennial grass forms clumps and grows up to 3-10m tall.
      Foliage: Linear leaves are alternately arranged in 1 plane along the stem. Leaves are longitudinally striped green and white in bands of varying width and position.
      Stems: The horizontal, underground stem known as a rhizome is fleshy, compact and lies slightly below the soil surface.
      Flowers: Terminal inflorescence is composed of tiny flowers arranged like a plume.
      Fruits: It generally does not produce fruits.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Waterlogged Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Riverine, Pond / Lake / River
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Marsh Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting (Tip; Herbaceous), Division, [Remarks] (Rhizome cuttings)
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, White
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Sessile
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Linear)
      Foliar Venation :
      Parallel
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Clasping
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
  • References
    • Yong J, Tan PY, Nor Hafiz Hassan, Tan SN. 2010. A Selection of Plants for Greening of Waterways and Waterbodies in the Tropics. Singapore: Chung Printing . 480 pp.

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