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

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Bambusa funghomii

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip, or inclined at the tip; 1500 cm long; 65 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; solid. Culm-nodes swollen; glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; green; hispid; hairy at the base; glabrous on margins; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs; shoulders with 10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 5–7 mm high; dentate, or ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 3–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 5–15 cm long; ribbed; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or setose; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–15 cm long; 5–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 6–12 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 Bambuseae. McClure 2002.

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