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

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Fargesia elegans

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 200–350 cm long; 5–10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen, or solid; 10–12 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid; erect, or ascending. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 13–18 cm long; 6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; purple; glabrous; glabrous on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.6–1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; spreading, or reflexed; 1.5–5.5 cm long; 1.2–3.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 1.7–2.2 cm long; indistinctly veined; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.6 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.2–6 cm long; 3.8–6 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 secondary veins; without 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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