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

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Yushania varians

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 100–200 cm long; 3–8 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 8–15 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid; erect, or ascending. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one, or two, or three, or several. Culm-sheaths persistent; 8–12 cm long; coriaceous; yellow, or brown; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; erect; 0.8–2.1 cm long; 1.5–2.2 mm wide. Leaves 2–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2.5–4.2 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.15–0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 6–11.5 cm long; 8–12 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 6–10 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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