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

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Indocalamus guangdongensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 150–350 cm long; 9–15 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 28–62 cm long; light green, or purple; distally mealy and glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths persistent; 11.5–14.2 cm long; coriaceous; purple; hispid; with dark brown hairs; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5–1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade ovate; erect; 6.5–11 cm long; 39–104 mm wide; acute. Leaves cauline; 2–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; pilose. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 1–2.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 35–56 cm long; 39–104 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 16–30 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Zhao & Yang 2002.

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