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

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Fargesia sylvestris

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 300–400 cm long; 6–19 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 11–17 cm long; striate; distally mealy and hispid. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 13–21 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 1.2–7 cm long; 1.5–2.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2–4 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; spreading; 1 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–9.2 cm long; 5–8 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pilose. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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