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

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Fargesia similaris

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 8–12 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 9.5–18.2 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 6.5 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; glabrous; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; erect; 1.2–1.4 cm long; 1.5–2 mm wide. Leaves 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.2–3.2 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 2–4 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 1.3–6.5 cm long; 4–6 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 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. Hsueh & Yi 2002.

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