GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


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

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Phyllostachys virella

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 900 cm long; 50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 30 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths green; glabrous; glabrous on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; purple; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or triangular; erect; wrinkled. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 8 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Wen 2002.

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