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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Neololeba amahussana

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 200–300 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; hollow. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths pubescent; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; entire. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 25–45 cm long; 25–80 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; 1–2 cm between clusters; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 3–4 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 6–8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet.

FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; 4 mm long; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea 5 mm long; 6–8 -veined. Palea keels ciliate; adorned above.

FLOWER Lodicules absent. Anthers 6; anther tip apiculate and penicillate. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China and Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Holttum 1996.

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