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

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Bambusa amplexicaulis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300 cm long; 25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 13–31 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; puberulous; hairy on margins; auriculate; with unequal auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 6–8 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 0.6–1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade ovate; constricted at base; deciduous; erect. Leaves cauline; 7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths puberulous; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8–11 cm long; 4–12 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–10 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Lin & Wu 2002.

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