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

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Bambusa contracta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; nodding at the tip; 500–600 cm long; 20–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 40–57 cm long; distally mealy. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous, or hispid; hairy at the base; with appressed hairs, or erect hairs; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; with 30 mm high auricles; with 7–10 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; narrower than sheath; erect. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–15 cm long; 13–15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Feng 2002.

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