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

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Fargesia declivis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 5–10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 5–33 cm long; striate; distally mealy and pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen; glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 10–18 cm long; 7 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow, or brown; glabrous, or pubescent; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 1–3 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high; lacerate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; 2–6 cm long; 1–2 mm wide. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–5 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; deciduous; 1–1.5 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8–12 cm long; 7–10 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 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. Yi 2002.

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