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

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Dinochloa alata

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; 1100 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes swollen; glabrous (rugose). Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; pilose; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; concave at apex, or truncate at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 15–22 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; demarcated but persistent; reflexed; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading; 6 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; scaberulous on abaxial surface; erose. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.2 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–20 cm long; 14–28 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins, or with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China.

NOTES Bambuseae. McClure 2002.

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