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

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Fargesia papyrifera

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 600–800 cm long; 20–60 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen, or solid; 10–40 cm long; grey; striate; distally mealy and glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle; 25–45 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; pubescent; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 3–6 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–3 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed; 14–17 cm long; 4–10 mm wide; wrinkled. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 4.5–9.5 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 1–1.5 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane, or a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2–0.4 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–18 cm long; 16–23 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 10–12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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