GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


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

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Fargesia longiuscula

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 450–600 cm long; 16–24 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 45–52 cm long; ridged; distally mealy. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge, or with distinct supra-nodal ridge; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle; coriaceous; hispid; with dark brown hairs, or black hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 3 mm high; dentate. Leaves 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; purple. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 17–20 cm long; 18–23 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless except near base.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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