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

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Fargesia tenuilignea

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 400–800 cm long; 10–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 20–25 cm long; smooth; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 12–37 cm long; 2–3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs, or curved hairs; shoulders with 2–8 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; reflexed; 5–6.5 cm long; 3–4.5 mm wide. Leaves 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–7 cm long; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect, or deciduous; 3–11 mm long; pale. 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 0.4–0.6 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 13–18 cm long; 13–23 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–10 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. Yi 2002.

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