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

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Phyllostachys elegans

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400–800 cm long; 30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; 12–15 cm long; ridged; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; purple; pilose; glabrous on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule purple; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; wrinkled. Leaves cauline; 2–3 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; purple. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4.5–12 cm long; 10–17 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Fl China 2006.

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