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

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Bambusa viridis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; straight, or zigzag; 2000 cm long; 30–50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 40–50 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous, or pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 7–11 cm long; 0.5 times as long as wide; hispid; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with 3–5 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 3–4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 1.5–4.8 cm long; 10–20 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 9 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 2 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–2 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 8.4–29.7 cm long; 12–40 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Papuasia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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