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

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Fargesia caduca

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–500 cm long; 10–15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 21–25 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 14–27.5 cm long; 6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with yellow hairs; glabrous on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 3–6 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; 1–6 cm long; 2–3 mm wide. Leaves 3–9 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2–4.3 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 2–5 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.15–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6.5–13 cm long; 6.5–11 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with obscure 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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