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Dendrocalamus tsiangii (Mcclure) Chia et Fung


Description from Flora of China

Lingnania tsiangii McClure, Sunyatsenia 6(1): 41. 1941; Dendrocalamus ronganensis Q. H. Dai & D. Y. Huang; D. textilis N. H. Xia, L. C. Chia & C. Y. Xia.

Culms 6–8 m, 3–4 cm in diam.; internodes 20–30(–40) cm; wall 1–4 mm thick. Branches usually from 7th–11th node up, several, dominant branches longer and thicker. Culm sheaths deciduous, thickly papery, abaxially appressed setose; auricles absent; ligule ca. 2 mm, margin setaceous; blade reflexed. Leaf sheaths glabrous; ligule 1–2 mm, serrulate or crinkled; blade oblong-lanceolate, 6–16 × 1–2 cm. Inflorescence unknown.

An ornamental cultivar, Dendrocalamus tsiangii 'Viridistriatus' (花黔竹 hua qian zhu) is distinguished by its yellow culms with green stripes.

* Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan.


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