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56. Bambusa truncata B. M. Yang, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Norm. Hunan. 12: 337. 1989.

平箨竹 ping tuo zhu

Culms to 7 m, to 4.5 cm in diam.; internodes 22–35(–44) cm, initially thinly white powdery, glabrous. Branches usually arising from mid-culm, central branch longer and thicker. Culm sheaths deciduous, sparsely brown strigose, apex truncate; auricles inconspicuous; oral setae absent; ligule truncate, ca. 1.5 mm, margin dentate and ciliolate; blade erect, narrowly triangular, base nearly as wide as or slightly narrower than sheath apex. Leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 8–14 × 0.9–1.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous. Inflorescence unknown.

* Cultivated, river banks, around villages. Hunan (Lingling).

Further work is required on this species.


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