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

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Fargesia brevissima

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short (7–14cm); pachymorph. Culms 300–500 cm long; 10–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 10–15 cm long; glaucous; ridged; distally mealy. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; reflexed. Branch complement several; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths persistent, or deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle; coriaceous; convex at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate, or triangular; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–11 cm long; 7–15 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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