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

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Indocalamus pumilus

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms 20–30 cm long; 1–3 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 4–9 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; puberulous; with white hairs, or yellow hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 5–6 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 4–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths puberulous; hairs white, or yellow; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 5 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect, or falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane, or a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 13–20 cm long; 20–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Dai & Huang 2002.

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