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

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Bambusa papillata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; nodding at the tip; 300–600 cm long; 20–40 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 30–60 cm long; distally hispid. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; constricted at base; erect; scabrid. Leaves cauline; 6–10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths hispid. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 8–12 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8–19 cm long; 10–15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Dai 2002.

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