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

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Schizostachyum auriculatum

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 1000–1400 cm long; 30–50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 70–90 cm long; antrorsely scabrous; distally mealy and hispid. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous; with basal lobes; hispid; with yellow hairs; hairy on margins; truncate at apex; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 15–20 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed; 14–18 cm long; 10–15 mm wide; pubescent. Leaves 5–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 7–10 cm long; pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 5–10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 20–25 cm long; 20–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–16 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

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