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

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Phyllostachys nigella

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 700 cm long; 30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 18–22 cm long; mid-green. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; brown and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; pilose; auriculate; with unequal auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; purple; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; reflexed; flat, or wrinkled; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 4–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 12 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–10 cm long; 8–18 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Wen 2002.

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