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

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Phyllostachys violascens

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 400–450 cm long; 20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 25 cm long; purple. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; purple; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect. Leaves cauline; 4–5 per branch. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 12–18 cm long; 12–20 mm wide; dark green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 6–12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Lawson 2002.

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