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

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Indocalamus suichuanensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 100–120 cm long; 3.5–4.5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen, or solid; 14–18 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement one. Culm-sheaths persistent; 6.5–8 cm long; 6 times as long as wide; coriaceous; yellow; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; 7–10 cm long; 1–1.5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 1–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 5–6 cm long; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate, or broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.15–0.3 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10.5–14 cm long; 20–25 mm wide; chartaceous; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 12–14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi & Guo 2002.

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