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

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Bambusa mutabilis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 400–500 cm long; 31 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous; truncate at apex; auriculate; with subequal auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 3 mm high; dentate, or lacerate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; erect; pubescent. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths hispid; with reflexed hairs. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. 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. Leaf-blade surface pilose; densely hairy; 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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