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

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Bambusa glaucophylla

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; straight, or zigzag; erect at the tip; 500 cm long; 15–25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 20–25 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous, or pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement three, or several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 8–12 cm long; hispid; with dark brown hairs, or black hairs; auriculate; with 2 mm high auricles; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 2–3 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2 mm high; entire, or lacerate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; constricted at base; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose; hairs white, or black. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 1–2 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–12 cm long; 10–15 mm wide; mid-green; variegated (white stripe). Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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