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3d. Pleioblastus amarus var. hangzhouensis S. L. Chen & S. Y. Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 408. 1983.

杭州苦竹 hang zhou ku zhu

Internodes 28–32(–38) cm; culms green-purple, purple spotted, roughly hairy, hairs dense and inverse. Culm sheath purple-green, glossy, not glaucous; auricles absent; blade linear-lanceolate. New shoots late Apr–May.

* Lowlands, small hills. Zhejiang.

The plants are used for fencing and supporting vegetables and are grown as ornamentals. The culms are not suitable for weaving.


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