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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Arundinoidea — certain canes including three Mediterranean species.


From Latin arundō ("reed"). (Wiktionary)


  • In Texas, for instance, the government is trying to eradicate an invasive plant species, a type of giant cane called Arundo that is growing all over the Rio Grande Valley.

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  • There are thousands of square miles of the stuff, and Arundo cane is nearly impossible to cut out.

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  • The tall grasses Arundo donax and Phragmites karka (narkot) surround oxbows and lakes.

    Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands

  • There are 43 different grass species, Imperata cylindrica, Saccharum naranga, Phragmites karka and Arundo donax predominating.

    Manas National Park, India

  • (Arundo donax), its dates and Daums — the two latter often scorched and killed by the careless Bedawi — we struck into a parallel formation, the Wady el Wuday, bone-dry and much trodden by camels.

    The Land of Midian

  • Here “green grow the rushes,” especially the big-headed Kasbá (Arundo donax); the yellow-tipped

    The Land of Midian

  • The "reed" of the Bible, Arundo donax, has been used for 5,000 years to make the vibrating tongues that give clarinets, organs, and other pipe instruments their voice.

    Chapter 11

  • DUTTA, S.K. and BHATTACHARYA, S.K. (1972) Occurrence of curarimetric indoles in the flowers of Arundo donax.

    Chapter 5

  • MATZKE, W. (1969) Production of unbleached and bleached pulps from Arundo donax (Giant reed grass).

    Chapter 5

  • CHAUDHURI, R.K. and GHOSAL, S. (1970) Triterpenes and sterols of the leaves of Arundo donax.

    Chapter 5


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