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

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Fargesia stenoclada

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 250–350 cm long; 10–17 mm diam.; woody; 24–30 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 21–25 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid; erect, or ascending. Bud complement 5–9. Branch complement many; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 8–14.5 cm long; 0.2–0.5 length of internode; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with grey hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 0.2–4.7 cm long; 1–4.5 mm wide; flat, or wrinkled. Leaves 1–2 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 1.2–3.2 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 0.5–2 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.4 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 glabrous. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 2.5–9.4 cm long; 4–9 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4–6 secondary veins; with obscure 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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