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

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Chimonobambusa fansipanensis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 14–18 cm long; striate. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths persistent; 1 length of internode; 2.5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hairy on margins; auriculate; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; 4–7 cm long; 4–6 mm wide. Leaves cauline; 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2–2.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3–0.4 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8–12 cm long; 7–10 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Nguyen & Yucan 2002.

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