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

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Fargesia orbiculata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 400–600 cm long; 10–25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 12–40 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 11–18 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; glabrous; glabrous on margins; convex at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; purple; entire. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 1.2–8 cm long; 1.5–3.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 1.1–2.2 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; purple; truncate, or obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–8 cm long; 8–13 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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