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

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Ampelocalamus calcareus

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 100–150 cm long; 4–5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 8–18 cm long; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths persistent; pubescent; with white hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 7–10 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed. Leaves 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading and deciduous; 5–7 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate, or oblong; 7–20 cm long; 12–30 mm wide; coriaceous; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 8–14 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Chu & Chao 2002.

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