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

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Chimonobambusa brevinoda

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200–300 cm long; 10 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete, or quadrangular; solid; 7–8 cm long; smooth. Culm-nodes swollen; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement three, or several; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths persistent; chartaceous; hispid; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade inconspicuous. Leaves cauline; 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3.5 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 13 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 13–16 cm long; 10 mm wide; chartaceous; dark green and grey-green; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Zhang 2002.

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