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

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Fargesia rufa

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short (6–18cm); pachymorph. Culms 250–350 cm long; 8–10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 15–20 cm long; smooth; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; reflexed. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed; glabrous on surface. Leaves 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths ribbed; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; 1–1.5 mm long; pale. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 6–10 cm long; 6–8 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless throughout, or except near base. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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