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

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Bonia levigata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 100–150 cm long; 6–10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 25–35 cm long; distally glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Culm-sheaths hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 2 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths hispid; hairs tawny. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 5–7 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 20–35 cm long; 40–60 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Chia et al 2002.

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