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

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Chimonobambusa quadrangularis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300–800 cm long; 10–40 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes quadrangular; hollow; 8–20 cm long; distally hispid; with tubercle-based hairs. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths persistent; chartaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade triangular. Leaves cauline; 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; pubescent on abaxial surface; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8–29 cm long; 20–27 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: Caucasus, China, and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: Indo-China. Australasia: New Zealand.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Bamboos of China 2002.

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