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

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Pseudosasa brevivaginata

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 120–160 cm long; 5–7 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; erect. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous, or deciduous; 0.5 length of internode; coriaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; antrorsely scabrous; hispid; with dark brown hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5–1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; 1.6–2.8 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; (2–)3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; deciduous. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5–1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 11–18 cm long; 14–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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