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14. Pseudosasa hindsii (Munro) S. L. Chen & G. Y. Sheng ex T. G. Liang, Fujian Bamboos. 142. 1987.

篲竹 hui zhu

Arundinaria hindsii Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 31. 1868; Acidosasa denigrata W. T. Lin; Arundinaria cerata McClure; A. flexuosa Hance; A. hirtivaginata W. T. Lin; A. maudiae (Dunn) Keng; A. multifloscula W. T. Lin; A. ortho-tropoides (W. T. Lin) W. T. Lin; A. panda Keng; A. quad-rangula W. T. Lin & Z. J. Feng; A. yangshanensis W. T. Lin; Oligostachyum orthotropoides W. T. Lin; Phyllostachys mau-diae Dunn; Pleioblastus hindsii (Munro) Nakai; P. hispidulus W. T. Lin; P. pandus (Keng) P. C. Keng; Pseudosasa aureo-vagina W. T. Lin; P. baiyunensis W. T. Lin; P. multifloscula (W. T. Lin) W. T. Lin; P. nigrinodis G. A. Fu; Thamnocalamus hindsii (Munro) E. G. Camus.

Culms 3–5 m, ca. 1 cm in diam.; internodes dark green, 20–36 cm, basal ones glabrous but apical internodes hairy, initially glaucous. Branches 3–5 per node, erect. Culm sheaths persistent, sparsely white or light brown setose; auricles falcate; oral setae curved; ligule arcuate, ca. 3 mm; blade erect, broadly ovate-lanceolate, nearly as wide as sheath apex, base slightly constricted. Leaves 4–9 per ultimate branch; sheath deciduous, glabrous or sparsely setulose, margins ciliolate; auricles absent; oral setae few; ligule truncate, rigid, 1–1.5 mm; pseudopetiole ca. 2 mm; blade linear-lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 7–22 × ca. 1.6 cm, glabrous or abaxially slightly hairy, secondary veins 3–5-paired, base cuneate, one margin spinescently serrulate, other margin entire, apex acuminate. Inflorescence unknown. New shoots May–Jun.

* Coastal hills, mountains. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.

This taxon was repeatedly published as a "new species" by some authors because of its rather broad distribution. After checking a large number of herbarium specimens, a conclusion was reached that Pseudosasa magilaminaris, P. orthotropa, and P. viridula are possibly synonyms of this species.


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