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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; 100–150 cm long; 10–15 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 5–8 cm long; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches suffrutescent; intravaginal. Bud complement 5–7. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths persistent; 3.6–8 cm long; retrorsely scabrous; glabrous on margins; truncate at apex; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; 2–4 cm long. Leaves 8–10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.3 mm long; truncate. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 3.5–4.7 cm long; 3–4 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION South America: Brazil.
NOTES Bambuseae. Clark 2002.
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