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9. Pleioblastus juxianensis T. H. Wen et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 409. 1983.

衢县苦竹 qu xian ku zhu

Pleioblastus hsienchuensis T. H. Wen var. juxianensis (T. H. Wen et al.) S. L. Chen ex T. G. Liang et al.

Culms to 1.75 m tall, to 1.3 cm in diam., internodes initially green, yellow-green when old, cylindrical, concave above branches, 20–28(–33) cm, slightly glaucous, densely so below sheath scars, glabrous, slightly powdery; wall nearly solid; nodes prominent or swollen; sheath scars slightly prominent. Culm sheaths persistent, green, glaucous, smooth, glabrous, margin brown setose at base, withered; auricles suborbicular, scabrous, roughly ciliate; ligules pale green or withered, truncate or slightly concave, glaucous, margin ciliolate; blade green, narrowly lanceolate, densely hairy, scabrous, apex acuminate. Leaves 3–5 per ultimate branch; sheath smooth, glabrous; auricles dotlike or elliptic, scabrous, ciliate, oral setae straight or curved; ligule arcuate, ca. 1.5 mm, glaucous, ciliolate at apex, leaf blade light green, ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, 12–18 × 2.3–2.6 cm, abaxially scabrous, pilose at base, secondary veins 6- or 7-paired, base rounded, margin serrulate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescence unknown. New shoots early May.

* Hills; low elevations. Zhejiang.

This species has also been considered a variety of Pleioblastus hsienchuensis, and also as the same taxon as P. hsienchuensis var. subglabratus.


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