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

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Fargesia contracta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–500 cm long; 10–25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 18–22 cm long; estriate, or striate; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 25–50 cm long; 5–6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow and brown; obscurely mottled with last colour; hispid; with tawny hairs; glabrous on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 1–3 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; 1–5 cm long; 1–1.5 mm wide. Leaves 4–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.8–4.5 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; curly; 2–5 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–13 cm long; 5–9 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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