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

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Sasa tomentosa

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200 cm long; 5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 15–22 cm long. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary. Culm-sheaths 0.33–0.5 length of internode; pubescent; auriculate; with 3 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 8–10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 0.3 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect, or spreading; 1.3–3.5 cm long; 2–5 mm wide. Leaves 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading; 10–13 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.3 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5–0.8 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 15–20 cm long; 30–42 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 16–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Chu & Chao 2002.

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