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59. Bambusa wenchouensis (T. H. Wen) P. C. Keng ex Y. M. Lin & Q. F. Zheng, Fl. Fujian. 6: 45. 1995.

温州箪竹 wen zhou dan zhu

Lingnania wenchouensis T. H. Wen, J. Bamboo Res. 1(1): 32. 1982.

Culms to 12(–16) m, 8–12 cm in diam.; internodes 37–50 cm, initially pubescent; wall 1.6–2 cm thick; nodes flat, tomentose; branching from base. Branches many, dominant ones to 1.8 cm in diam. Culm sheaths deciduous, ca. 1/2 as long as internodes, leathery, brown hairy, apex slightly concave; auricles small; oral setae several; ligule ca. 2 mm, serrulate; blade strongly reflexed, both strigose and pubescent, base ca. 1/3 as wide as sheath apex. Leaf sheaths initially pubescent; ligule slightly prominent; auricles ovate; oral setae recurved; blade broadly lanceolate, 9–16 × 1.2–2 cm. Pseudospikelets to 3.3 cm; florets 9–13. Glumes 2–4; lemma ca. 0.8 cm; palea longer than lemma; lodicules ovate. Anthers ca. 6 mm. Ovary elliptical, ca. 1 mm, apically pubescent; stigmas 3, ca. 3 mm. Caryopsis unknown.

* River banks, around villages; 200–500 m. Fujian, Zhejiang.

The shoots are bitter but edible after treatment.


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