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

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Bambusa cornigera

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 800–1300 cm long; 60–80 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots, or with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 24–28 cm long; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from lower culm. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; hairy above; with appressed hairs; with white hairs; truncate at apex; auriculate; with equal auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 3 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 12–20 cm long; 20–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

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