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

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Sinobambusa nephroaurita

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 600–800 cm long; 20–30 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes 30–40 cm long; glaucous; distally hispid. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths coriaceous; yellow, or green, or brown; hispid; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 10–15 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 7–8(–15) mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or triangular; spreading, or reflexed; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 4–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 11–18 cm long; 11–16 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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