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

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Fargesia zayuensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 400–600 cm long; 15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 14–35 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 11–16 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; glabrous on margins, or hairy on margins; convex at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; erect, or reflexed; 1.2–8 cm long; 1.5–2 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves 1–3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2–4 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; red; 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 lanceolate; 5–8.5 cm long; 4–6 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 4 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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