GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


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

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Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1000 cm long; 54 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 30 cm long; striate; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths brown and purple; obscurely mottled with last colour; glabrous; without auricles, or auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; wrinkled. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; purple. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–18 cm long; 17–22 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: Caucasus and China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. McClure 2002.

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