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

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Bambusa prominens

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 1000–1500 cm long; 50–70 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes, or with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 40–50 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; hispid; hairy below; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 3–4 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; constricted at base; demarcated but persistent; erect; hispid. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Fung & Sia 2002.

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