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

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Fargesia gongshanensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 300–400 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 8–32 cm long; estriate, or striate; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; in an irregular line. Culm-sheaths persistent, or tardily deciduous; 20–26 cm long; 4–5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; glabrous, or hispid; with dark brown hairs; glabrous on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 2.5–4 cm long; 1.5–2 mm wide. Leaves 4–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.2–3 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 2–3 mm long; dark. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 10–12.5 cm long; 6.5–8.5 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Li 2002.

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