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

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Fargesia farcta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 200–350 cm long; 5–15 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 25–50 cm long; distally mealy and pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen; brown; glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid; erect, or ascending. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; coriaceous; brown; puberulous; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 3–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; deciduous; reflexed. Leaves 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; erect, or curly; 1–4 mm long; pale. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate, or broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4–7.5 cm long; 5–8 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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