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

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Fargesia dura

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 300–400 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 8–27 cm long; striate; distally mealy and hispid. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 21–36 cm long; 5–6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed; 2–12 cm long; 1.5–2 mm wide. Leaves 2–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–5.5 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 2–4 mm long; dark. 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 0.15–0.2 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4.5–12 cm long; 4–9.5 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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