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

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Gelidocalamus rutilans

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 100 cm long; 3–6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 10–15 cm long; antrorsely scabrous; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement three, or several (3–8). Culm-sheaths 20 cm long; red; glabrous, or pubescent; with red hairs; glabrous on margins; truncate at apex, or convex at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; 13–22 cm long. Leaves cauline; 1 per branch. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.4–0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 18–27 cm long; 20–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–16 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Wen 2002.

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