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

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Bambusa crispiaurita

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 800 cm long; 20–60 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 15–25 cm long; mid-green and yellow; striped; distally pilose. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from lower culm. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several, or many; with 3 branches dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; green and yellow; striped; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; truncate at apex; auriculate; with equal auricles; with 35–40 mm high auricles; with 10 mm wide auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 4–5 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or narrowly ovate; as wide as sheath at base; deciduous; erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 8–17 cm long; 8–18 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

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