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

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Fargesia fungosa

HABIT Perennial. Culms 500 cm long; 20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour. Leaf-sheaths 4–7.5 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; deciduous; 3 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base without a false petiole, or with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 7–16 cm long; 10–17 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Synflorescence compound; with principal spatheoles embracing a compact fascicle of racemes, each subtended by a subsidiary bract. Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf.

Racemes 1; single.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1–5 mm long.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 3–4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 25–30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 11–15 mm long; chartaceous; without keels. Upper glume lanceolate; 14–18 mm long; chartaceous; without keels.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; 12–20 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma surface hispidulous. Lemma hairs grey. Palea 9–14 mm long. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.

FLOWER Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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