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

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Indocalamus quadratus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 270–330 cm long; 8–11 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 22–26 cm long; distally mealy. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths persistent; purple; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 15 mm high auricles; with 13 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 20 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 12–16 mm high; purple; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect, or reflexed. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or puberulous; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading; 14 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 12 mm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 2 mm long; purple. Leaf-blade base cuneate, or broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 8.5–24.5 cm long; 56–72 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 18–30 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Zhao & Yang 2002.

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