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

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Fargesia weiningensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 400–600 cm long; 15–25 mm diam.; woody; 25–30 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 28–30 cm long; smooth; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; coriaceous; brown; hispid; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 3–4 mm high auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 4–15 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; 6–13 cm long; 2.5–4 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves (4–)5–7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3.5–5 cm long; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; curly; 3–8 mm long; dark. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 3–8 mm long; purple. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 1.5–2 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 7–15.5 cm long; (7–)10–15 mm wide; mid-green and grey-green; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 6–8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi & Yang 2014.

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