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

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Fargesia conferta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short (3–6cm); pachymorph. Culms 300–500 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 23–35 cm long. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge; glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid; reflexed. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths persistent; coriaceous; brown, or red; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs, or dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; triangular at apex; without auricles, or auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 2–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–6 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths inner surface puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; 3–5 mm long; pale. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; brown; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9–11 cm long; 5–10 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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