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Pleioblastus maculosoides Wen


Description from Flora of China

Culms to 6.5 m, 2–3 cm in diam.; internodes ca. 40 cm, slightly glaucous, apically pilose; nodes slightly prominent; sheath scar initially tomentose. Culm sheaths initially green, brown spotted and setose, bases of setae forming persistent papillae, slightly glaucous, glabrous at base, margins brown ciliate, apex rounded; auricles absent or weak, abaxially brown hairy, scabrous; oral setae absent or occasionally few, erect, short; ligule ca. 8 mm, nearly triangular, thin, glabrous, ciliate; blade reflexed, linear-lanceolate, abaxially brown pubescent at base, margins glabrous. Leaves 3–5 per ultimate branch; sheath smooth, glabrous; auricles and oral setae usually absent, rarely present; ligule triangular, 3–4 mm, thin, glabrous; pseudopetiole ca. 5 mm; blade broadly lanceolate, 12–19 × 1.7–2.3 cm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 7- or 8-paired, base rounded, apex acute. Inflorescence unknown.

The culms are used for canopies, sheds, flag poles, and mosquito net poles.

This species might be better included within Pseudosasa macu-lifera.

* Zhejiang (Lishui).


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