Arundinaria Michaux. Subfamily: Bambusoideae. Tribe: Arundinarieae. Subtribe: Arundinariinae. supertribe: Arundinarodae. clade: "BOP".
Contributed by Alan S. Weakley and Jimmy K. Triplett
A genus of 3 species, woody grasses (bamboos), native of se. United States. Arundinaria was much reduced by the foraging of free-range livestock in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and by fire suppression in the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century. "Canebrakes," large areas dominated by cane, were described in many historical accounts and apparently occupied large parts of the landscape of the Coastal Plain, also occurring in the Piedmont and low Mountains.
Ref: Clark & Triplett (2007) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007a); Judziewicz et al. (2000); McClure (1963); McClure (1973); Triplett, Weakley, & Clark (2006); Tucker (1988); Ward (2009c). Show full citations.