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

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Bambusa macrotis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 600–700 cm long; 60 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots, or with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; glabrous; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; with 10–15 mm wide auricles, or 20–30 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 6 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; narrower than sheath; erect; hispid. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–10 cm long; 7–9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Chia & Fung 2002.

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