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

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Chimonocalamus pallens

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 400–600 cm long; 20–30 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 15–25 cm long; light green; distally mealy and pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in an irregular line. Culm-sheaths coriaceous; green and purple; striped; hispid; with dark brown hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 3–8 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; linear, or lanceolate; 5–20.5 cm long; 10–20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Li & Wang 2002.

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