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

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Bambusa valida

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; nodding at the tip; 1200–1600 cm long; 80–120 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 20–25 cm long; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 18–22 cm long; 1.5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with dark brown hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 4–5 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or narrowly ovate; erect; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 5–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent; hairs tawny. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 8–30 cm long; 20–65 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Dai 2002.

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