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

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Bambusa papillatoides

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 300–600 cm long; 10–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 30–50 cm long; distally hispid. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with dark brown hairs; concave at apex and asymmetrical at apex; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or narrowly ovate; erect, or spreading. Leaves cauline; 7–10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 3–4 cm long; antrorsely scabrous; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; deciduous; 10–12 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–15 cm long; 10–20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Dai & Huang 2005.

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