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

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Chimonocalamus longiligulatus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 250–350 cm long; 10–18 mm diam.; woody; 20–25 -noded; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 6–22 cm long; mid-green. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in an irregular line; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 20–36 cm long; 5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with dark brown hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 8–15 mm high; purple; entire, or lacerate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed; 0.7–9 cm long; 2.5–3.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.5–4 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect, or curly; 2.5–8 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 4.5–14 cm long; 4–11 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Yi 2002.

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