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

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Chimonobambusa tuberculata

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 12 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 14–18 cm long; papillose; distally hispid. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; chartaceous; green and brown; distinctly mottled with last colour; hispid; with tawny hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 0.2 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; 0.1–0.2 cm long. Leaves cauline; 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; deciduous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 20–25 cm long; 20–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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