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

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Yushania farinosa

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short (22 cm); pachymorph. Culms erect; 250 cm long; 6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 12–22.5 cm long; ridged (obscurely); distally glabrous. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge, or with distinct supra-nodal ridge; glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three to many. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect, or spreading; glabrous on surface. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 2–4 mm long; pale. Ligule an eciliate membrane; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 9–12 cm long; 13–16 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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