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

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Phyllostachys rivalis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400 cm long; 15–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; light green, or brown; striate; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths brown and purple; striped; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.8–1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or triangular; erect. Leaves cauline; 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; deciduous. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long; purple. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4.6–7.2 cm long. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Zhao & Lin 2002.

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