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

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Bambusa australis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1100 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; glaucous; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; glaucous; hispid; hairy at the base; with reflexed hairs; with black hairs; convex at apex; without auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; constricted at base; deciduous; erect; scabrid; acuminate. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 38 cm long; 24 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation 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 Bambuseae. McClure 2002.

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