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

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Bambusa lako

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 1500 cm long; 30–80 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 25–35 cm long; purple and yellow; striped. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 10.4–11.5 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; hispid; with dark brown hairs, or black hairs; auriculate; with 4–8 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 7–11 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–3 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 2.3–4.5 cm long; 15–40 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 4 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 0.5–1 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long; entire, or erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 14.5–24.7 cm long; 24–32 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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