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Phyllostachys parvifolia Z. D. Chu et H. Y. Chou


Description from Flora of China

Culms ca. 8 m, ca. 5 cm in diam.; internodes green, with purple streaks, becoming gray-green in age, to 24 cm, initially thickly white powdery; wall ca. 4 mm thick; nodal ridge slightly elevated, equaling or more prominent than sheath scar. Culm sheaths pale brown or pale purple-red, with pale yellow-brown or yellow-white streaks on upper portion, unmarked, thinly white powdery, glabrous, margins white ciliate; auricles absent or small, extending from base of blade in distal sheaths; oral setae absent or few; ligule dark green to purple-red, arcuate or acutely so, 2–2.5 mm, ciliolate; blade erect, triangular to triangular-lanceolate, wavy. Leaves (1 or)2 per ultimate branch; auricles inconspicuous; oral setae several; ligule exserted; blade 3.5–6.2 × 0.7–1.2 cm. Inflorescence not known. New shoots early May.

This species is grown mainly for shoots. The culms have general uses.

* Anhui; cultivated in Zhejiang.


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