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

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Fargesia albocerea

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 8–20 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen, or solid; 8–14 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 15–20 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with tawny hairs; glabrous on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 1.5–4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 2 cm long; 2–3 mm wide. Leaves 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.8–4 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking; 1–2 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; brown, or purple; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.5–8 cm long; 5–12 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–10 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Yi 2002.

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