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8. Ampelocalamus calcareus C. D. Chu & C. S. Chao, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 204. 1983.

贵州悬竹 gui zhou xuan zhu

Culms apically drooping, to 1.5 m, 4–5 mm in diam., internodes terete, 8–18 cm, distally pubescent, later subglabrous; supra-nodal ridges prominently raised. Branches often 5–7, subequal, 0.5–1 m, 1–2 mm in diam. Culm sheaths persistent, irregularly spotted, shorter than internode, densely white pubescent, glabrescent, margins densely white ciliate; auricles subcircular, amplexicaul; oral setae many, radiating, ca. 1 cm; ligule short, apex densely white fimbriate; blade reflexed, green, ovate-lanceolate. Leaves 2 or 3 per ultimate branch; sheaths glabrous, glossy, margin ciliate; auricles present; oral setae deciduous, radiating, 5–7 mm; ligule short, apex long, white ciliate; blade 7–20 × 1.2–3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially slightly glaucous, glabrous, secondary veins indistinct, 4–7 pairs. Inflorescence unknown. New shoots Apr.

* Broad-leaved forests; ca. 500 m. Guizhou.


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