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

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Chimonobambusa puberula

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400–500 cm long; 15–25 mm diam.; woody; 25–32 -noded. Culm-internodes terete, or quadrangular; hollow; 8–20 cm long; dark green, or purple; scaberulous; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement three, or several; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 10–13 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; coriaceous; brown; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; truncate at apex, or convex at apex; without auricles; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs; shoulders with 1–4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; brown; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; erect; 0.2–1.3 cm long; 1–2 mm wide. Leaves cauline; 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–4 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect, or curly; 3–5 mm long; dark. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; chartaceous; mid-green and grey-green; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 6–12 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 & Yi 2002.

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