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

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Indocalamus decorus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 40–80 cm long; 3–5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 13–22 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths persistent; 7–8 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; yellow; hispid; hairy at the base; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 4–5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; erect; 2–3 cm long; 10–15 mm wide; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 3 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–2 mm long; scaberulous on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 25–35 cm long; 50–55 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 13–29 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Dai 2002.

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