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

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Pleioblastus sanmingensis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 500 cm long; 50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 33–40 cm long; brown; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths coriaceous; brown and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; hispid; hairy at the base; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 10 mm high; purple; entire. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; acuminate. Leaves 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading; 3–8 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2–3.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9–25 cm long; 15–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–16(–18) secondary veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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