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Pseudosasa yuelushanensis B. M. Yang


Description from Flora of China

Culms 2–3 m, 1.5–2 cm in diam.; internodes striate, glaucous, initially white pubescent above nodes; nodes weakly prominent. Culm sheaths late deciduous, white pubescent and sparsely brown setose, ciliate; auricles weak; oral setae 4–6; ligule truncate or arched; blade narrowly lanceolate, both surfaces pubescent. Leaf sheath sparsely puberulous; auricles absent; oral setae 5–7 mm; ligule arched, 2–2.5 mm; blade lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 15–30 × 2–4 cm, abaxially pubescent, secondary veins 5- or 6-paired, margins serrulate. Inflorescence paniculate; spikelets 3–8, pedicel 3–7 mm; florets 3–15. Glumes 2, unequally sized; lemma ovate-lanceolate; palea navicular, keels puberulous. Stamens (1–)3 or 4(–6). Ovary fusiform, glabrous; styles very short; stigmas 3. Caryopsis oblong, 5–7 mm. New shoots May, fl. Apr–Jun.

This species is possibly a synonym of Pseudosasa subsolida.

* Undergrowth of hardwood forests. Hunan (Yuelu Shan).


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