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

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Chimonobambusa grandifolia

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400 cm long; 10–15 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 20–25 cm long; distally pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 0.3–0.5 length of internode; chartaceous; pilose; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5–1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; deciduous; 0.5–0.7 cm long. Leaves cauline; 6–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 15 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 30–35 cm long; 25 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 14–16 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hsueh & Zhang 2002.

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