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

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Drepanostachyum fractiflexum

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 300–420 cm long; 6–13 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes with small lumen; 15–30 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid; ascending. Bud complement 1. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths 12–20 cm long; coriaceous; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–4 mm high; entire to lacerate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; 2–5.5 cm long; 1.5–2 mm wide. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–13 cm long; 5–12 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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