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

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Chimonocalamus fimbriatus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–800 cm long; 20–50 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 20–36 cm long; dark green, or purple; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; concave at apex, or truncate at apex; without auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 10–15 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect, or spreading; 6–16 cm long; 4–6 mm wide. Leaves 3–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 5–11 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; scaberulous on abaxial surface; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 5–15 cm long; 5–11 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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