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

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Shibataea chinensis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 100 cm long; 2–3 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; 7–15 cm long; light green; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement three, or several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous, or hispid; hairy at the base; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 4 mm high. Culm-sheath blade inconspicuous. Leaves cauline; 1(–2) per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 4–6 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 6–10 cm long; 10–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10–18 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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