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

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Indosasa patens

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1200 cm long; 80–100 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 40–60 cm long; mid-green, or purple; striped; antrorsely scabrous; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; spreading. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths brown; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10–15 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–3 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; pubescent. Leaves 2–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths deciduous; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 5–10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 13–25 cm long; 20–40 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Chu & Chao 2002.

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