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

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Sinobambusa farinosa

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 220 cm long; 12 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid; ascending. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs, or curved hairs; shoulders with 14 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; deciduous; erect, or spreading; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 3–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or setose; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; pubescent on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6–18 cm long; 10–20 mm wide; chartaceous; mid-green; concolorous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–10 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. McClure 2002.

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