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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Ampelocalamus breviligulatus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; pendulous at the tip; 300–600 cm long; 5–20 mm diam.; woody; 25–34 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 18–20 cm long; striate; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement several; in an irregular line; with subequal branches, or 1 branch dominant, or 2 branches dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 12–27 cm long; 5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; glabrous, or hispid; with grey hairs, or yellow hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; 0.8–9 cm long; 1–7 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–9 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.2–3.8 cm long; pilose; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 2.5–6 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; purple. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 4–10.5 cm long; 6.5–10 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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