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

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Ampelocalamus scandens

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms scandent; pendulous at the tip; 600–1000 cm long; 4–8 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 15–30 cm long; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths persistent, or tardily deciduous; 12–18 cm long; coriaceous; purple; pubescent; with white hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed. Leaves 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading. 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; 3–10 cm long; 7–18 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Li 2002.

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