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

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Chimonobambusa paucispinosa

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300–500 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 6–14 cm long; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; glabrous, or pilose; glabrous on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or triangular; erect; 0.3–0.6 cm long; 1–2 mm wide. Leaves cauline; 1–2(–4) per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.2–3.2 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.3 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4.5–13 cm long; 6–15 mm wide; chartaceous; mid-green and glaucous; 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. Yi 2002.

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