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

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Pseudosasa viridula

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400 cm long; 10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 13–15 cm long; mid-green. Lateral branches dendroid; ascending. Branch complement one, or two, or three. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; pilose; with white hairs; hairy on margins; truncate at apex; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5–10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect; acuminate. Leaves cauline; (2–)4–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths hispid; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; scaberulous on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 8–30 cm long; 20–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 14–20 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Chen & Sheng 2002.

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