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

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Phyllostachys vivax

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1180 cm long; 70–75 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; with small lumen; 28–32 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Culm-nodes swollen; with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths coriaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire, or ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or triangular; erect, or reflexed; wrinkled; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 2–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; scaberulous on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–17 cm long; 15–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough abaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. McClure 2002.

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