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

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Bambusa rugata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–400 cm long; 13–30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 25–38 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous, or hispid; hairy at the base; concave at apex; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed. Leaves cauline; 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.5–15 cm long; 8–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Lin 2002.

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