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

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Gelidocalamus latifolius

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; nodding at the tip; 100–300 cm long; 8–15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 30–35 cm long; distally glabrous, or hispid. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths hispid; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; scabrid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths obsolete on upper internodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 14–22 cm long; 45–60 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless except near base. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Dai & Chen 2002.

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