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

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Fargesia extensa

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 400–650 cm long; 10–28 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 10–32 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths 11–14 cm long; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 0.6–1.3 cm long; 2–3 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–4(–8) per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long; purple. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5.5–16.5 cm long; 7–14 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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