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

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Indosasa lunata

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 150–250 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 17–27 cm long; mid-green; distally hispid; with tubercle-based hairs. Culm-nodes flanged; with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; spreading. Branch complement three; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; spreading, or reflexed. Leaves 5–9 per branch. Leaf-sheaths deciduous; glabrous on surface, or puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7–17 cm long; 10–20 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–14 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Lin 2002.

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