Arundo

Arundo
Arundo.donax1web.jpg
Giant cane (Arundo donax)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Poales
Family:Poaceae
Subfamily:Arundinoideae
Tribe:Arundineae
Genus:Arundo
Tourn. ex L.
Type species
Arundo donax
Synonyms[2]
  • Donax P.Beauv. 1812, illegitimate homonym not Lour. 1790
  • Eudonax Fr.
  • Scolochloa Mert. & W.D.J.Koch
  • Amphidonax Nees
  • Donacium Fr.

Arundo is a genus of stout, perennial plants in the grass family.

Arundo is native to southern Europe, North Africa, and much of temperate Asia as far east as Japan.[3] They grow to 3–6 m tall, occasionally to 10 m, with leaves 30–60 cm long and 3–6 cm broad.

Species[2][4]
  1. Arundo collina Ten.
  2. Arundo donax L. – Giant cane, Spanish cane (south and east Mediterranean, to India; naturalised in many additional areas and often invasive)
  3. Arundo formosana Hack. – Nansei-shoto, Taiwan, Philippines
  4. Arundo mediterranea Danin – Mediterranean
  5. Arundo micrantha Lam. – Mediterranean
  6. Arundo plinii Turra – Pliny's reed – Greece, Italy, Albania, Croatia
formerly included[2]

over 200 species once considered part of Arundo but now regarded as better suited to other genera: Achnatherum, Agrostis, Ammophila, Ampelodesmos, Arthrostylidium, Arundinaria, Austroderia, Austrofestuca, Bambusa, Calamagrostis, Calammophila, Calamovilfa, Chionochloa, Chusquea, Cinna, Cortaderia, Dendrocalamus, Deschampsia, Dupontia, Gastridium, Gigantochloa, Graphephorum, Gynerium, Imperata, Indocalamus, Melica, Miscanthus, Molinia, Muhlenbergia, Neyraudia, Phalaris, Phragmites, Poa, Psammochloa, Rytidosperma, Saccharum, Schizostachyum, Scolochloa, Stipa, Thysanolaena, Trisetaria.

Other Languages
العربية: غاب (نبات)
azərbaycanca: Qarğı
تۆرکجه: قارغی
català: Arundo
Cebuano: Arundo
chiShona: Tsanga
español: Arundo
Esperanto: Kano
français: Arundo
հայերեն: Եղեգնաբույս
hornjoserbsce: Arundo
italiano: Arundo
עברית: עבקנה
ქართული: ლერწამი
Latina: Arundo
português: Arundo
русский: Арундо
shqip: Arundo
svenska: Arundo
Tiếng Việt: Arundo
Winaray: Arundo
粵語: 蘆竹
中文: 芦竹属