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

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Indocalamus hirsutissimus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 40 cm long. Culm-nodes flanged; pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths 0.5 length of internode; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10–20 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–3 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 2–11 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 10–20 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2–12 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 15–28 cm long; 12.5–15.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Wang & Zhang 2002.

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