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

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Bambusa lenta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 500–1000 cm long; 40–45 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 35–50 cm long; distally mealy and hispid. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; with 8 mm high auricles; with 6 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–3 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; erect; scabrid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9–17 cm long; 12–20 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Chia 2002.

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