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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
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HABIT Perennial. Culms erect; 150–300 cm long; 8 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes channelled; solid; 8–14 cm long; yellow; smooth; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; intravaginal. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 8–10 cm long; 1 length of internode; 2 times as long as wide; glabrous, or pilose; hairy below; hairy on margins; triangular at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 1–1.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves 4–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths keeled; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2–8 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades erect; linear; 7–15 cm long; 4–6 mm wide; stiff; yellowish green. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; hairy.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION South America: Mesoamericana.
NOTES Bambuseae. Clark 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.