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

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Phyllostachys acuta

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 800 cm long; 40–60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; mid-green; distally mealy. Culm-nodes purple. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths green and brown; distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous, or puberulous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule purple; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; flat. Leaves cauline. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate. 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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