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

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Fargesia communis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 400–800 cm long; 10–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 20–25 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 23–48 cm long; 6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; red; hispid; with appressed hairs; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 3–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed; 2–13 cm long; 1.5–3 mm wide. Leaves 4–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–5 cm long; pilose. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 2–4 mm long; dark. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.6 mm long; purple; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2–0.3 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8.5–16 cm long; 5–14 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6 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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