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

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Sasa occidentalis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 60–150 cm long; 4–8 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen; glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 0.66 length of internode; puberulous; with reflexed hairs; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; 14–22 cm long; acuminate. Leaves 4–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1–2 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5–1 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 21–30 cm long; 35–55 mm wide; chartaceous; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath (and margins white in winter). Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: eastern Asia.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Suzuki 2002.

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