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

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Chimonobambusa metuoensis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 500–700 cm long; 10–25 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; mid-green; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 8–13 cm long; 0.7 length of internode; coriaceous; red, or purple; hairy on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 0.15–0.2 cm long; 1–1.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 4–8 cm long; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; purple; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 12–33 cm long; 10–16 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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