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

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Schizostachyum sanguineum

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 500–700 cm long; 20–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 25–35 cm long; scaberulous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 23–28 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; pubescent; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; 10 cm long; pubescent. Leaves 4–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 9–10 cm long; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 18–20 cm long; 40–50 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12–16 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous, or puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Zhang 2002.

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