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

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Chimonocalamus makuanensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 500–600 cm long; 15–25 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 10–27 cm long; light green; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; yellow and green; striped; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; truncate at apex; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 5–7(–12) mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect; 5–7 cm long; 5–7 mm wide. Leaves 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 4–7 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9–11 cm long; 9–13 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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