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

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Gelidocalamus velutinus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200–250 cm long; 5–8 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 18–27 cm long; distally hispid. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement many (14–16). Culm-sheaths deciduous; hispid; hairy on margins; auriculate; with obtuse auricles; pubescent on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; spreading, or reflexed. Leaves cauline; 1 per branch. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 14–25 cm long; 20–50 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Lin 2002.

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