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

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Fargesia strigosa

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 250–600 cm long; 10–25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 22–28 cm long; striate; distally mealy and pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 14–26 cm long; 3–3.5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; pubescent; hairy at the base; with grey hairs; glabrous on margins, or hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or setose on shoulders; shoulders with 2–6 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; reflexed; 2–9.5 cm long; 1.5–3 mm wide. Leaves 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.6–4 cm long; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2–0.25 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4–8.5 cm long; 6–8 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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