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

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Ampelocalamus hirsutissimus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 300–500 cm long; 5–15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 12–18 cm long. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement several; in an irregular line. Culm-sheaths 22 cm long; 5–6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear; deciduous; erect; 1.5–2 cm long. Leaves 5–11 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; erect; dark. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; purple. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 11–17 cm long; 7–31 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Li & Zhong 2002.

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