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Yushania anceps

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Yushania anceps (Mitford) W. C. Lin, Bull. Taiwan Forest Res. Inst. 248: 9. 1974.

  Synonyms: Arundinaria anceps Mitford; Arundinaria jaunsarensis Gamble; Chimonobambusa jaunsarensis (Gamble) Bahadur & Naithani; Yushania jaunsarensis (Gamble) T. P. Yi.

  Missouri Botanical Garden's Tropicos Database of Names  TROPICOS

    International Plant Names Index   IPNI

   Multilingual Multiscript Plant Names Database  MMPND

 Electronic Plant Identification CentreElectronic Plant Identification Centre  KEW

Rhizome necks solid, 0.1–1 m. Culms 2-4 m tall, 0.5–1.5 cm thick, pluricespitose in dense spreading thickets; internodes 10–30 cm long, glabrous, lightly waxy at first, apically persistently white-waxy below node, smooth, glossy mid green; nodes slightly raised, glabrous. Branches to 5–9 initially, subequal. Culm sheaths to 20 cm, glabrous, deciduous, margins cilate; auricles small, rounded, often deciduous; oral setae mainly spreading, to 2–8 mm; ligule ciliate. Leaf sheaths glabrous, margins glabrous; auricles distinct, rounded to falcate; oral setae spreading, 4–6 mm, thin; ligule rounded 2–3 mm, glabrous, shortly ciliate; external ligule not distinct, glabrous; blade 6–12 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, adaxially more or less glossy mid to dark green, smooth, abaxially sparsely pilose. Spikelets long, narrow; rhachilla densely pubescent with white apical pilose ring; lemmas scabrous, mucronate, with pronounced midrib; palea pubescent between scabrous or ciliate keels.

Yushania anceps is native to NW India and W Nepal. It was introduced to Europe in the late 19th Century. Leaves are narrower, glossier, and hardier than those of  Y. maling.

 

 

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