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

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Indocalamus tongchuensis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms 150 cm long; 5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 5–7.3 cm long; yellow; distally mealy. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Culm-sheaths pilose; hairy above; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire, or ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; cordate; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 3–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 40 cm long; 80 mm wide; mid-green and light green; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 24–28 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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