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

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Fargesia decurvata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short (10–15cm); pachymorph. Culms 150–350 cm long; 5–15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 15–20 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; reflexed. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; brown; hispid; with tawny hairs; glabrous on margins; triangular at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; purple; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths inner surface puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; 2–5 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7–14.5 cm long; 6–16 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface smooth. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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