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

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Gelidocalamus kunishii

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 600 cm long; 20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; distally glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths deciduous; purple; hairy on margins; truncate at apex; without auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; 5 cm long; 4 mm wide; acuminate. Leaves cauline; 3–10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 5–10 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect, or curly. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5–0.7 cm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 15–24 cm long; 20–35 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 14–22 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: eastern Asia.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hayata 2002.

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