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

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Fargesia circinata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–500 cm long; 15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen to solid; 24 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 15–37 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow, or brown; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs; shoulders with 4–25 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed; 2.3–10 cm long; 1.5–3.5 mm wide; flat, or wrinkled. Leaves 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.8–4.2 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect, or curly; 3–11 mm long; pale. 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 0.1–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5.5–14 cm long; 8–15 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–10 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. Hsueh & Yi 2002.

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