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

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Phyllostachys verrucosa

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300 cm long; 12 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; 16 cm long; mid-green and purple. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; antrorsely scabrous; hispid; hairy at the base; with white hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 5 mm high; green and purple; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed. Leaves cauline; 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1–3 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 7.5–9.5 cm long; 8–12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent (on midrib); hairy abaxially.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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