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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
HABIT Perennial. Culms erect; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles erect (united to form a collar); 5 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 5–7 mm long. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 17–23 cm long; 30–40 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 14 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION South America: western South America.
NOTES Bambuseae. Pilger 2002.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.