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

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Bambusa truncata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 700 cm long; 45 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 26–35(–44) cm long; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from mid culm. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; pilose; with tawny hairs; truncate at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5 mm high; dentate and ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; as wide as sheath at base; 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; 8–14 cm long; 9–15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

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