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

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Fargesia dulcicula

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 10–18 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 7–10 cm long; estriate; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid; erect, or ascending. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 10–20 cm long; 0.33 length of internode; 2.5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; green and yellow; distinctly mottled with last colour; pilose; with appressed hairs; with grey hairs, or yellow hairs; glabrous on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5–7 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; 1.5–9 cm long; 2–3 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 4–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–8 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–1.5 mm long; entire, or lacerate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4.5–10.5 cm long; 6–11 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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