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

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Fargesia altior

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 400–1500 cm long; 13–60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 22–45 cm long; estriate; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 22–51 cm long; 4–5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; brown and purple; concolorous, or obscurely mottled with last colour; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; glabrous on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 3–4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high; purple. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; reflexed; 1.5–11 cm long; 2.5–4 mm wide. Leaves 3–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.3–4 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6–14 cm long; 5.5–11 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; 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 Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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