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

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Dendrocalamus pulverulentus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 800 cm long; 40–70 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 25–30 cm long; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles, or auriculate; with 2 mm high auricles; with 1 mm wide auricles; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 1–1.5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 4 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; spreading. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; erose; obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 13–20 cm long; 25–40 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Chia & But 2002.

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