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

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Bambusa subtruncata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 400–500 cm long; 20–25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 25–30 cm long; mid-green and yellow; striped; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; green and yellow; striped; glabrous; truncate at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5–2 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; 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; 8–15 cm long; 9–13 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 & Fung 2002.

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