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

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Indocalamus cordatus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 100–150 cm long; 6–8 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 8–15 cm long; distally mealy and pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths persistent; coriaceous; pilose; hairy below; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 1 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 2–3 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 10–12 cm long; pubescent; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.4 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base truncate, or cordate; asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 12–23 cm long; 30–45 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 14–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Wen & Zou 2002.

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