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

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Dinochloa hirsuta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; 6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 15–20 cm long; smooth. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with subequal branches; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths 7–10 cm long; pilose; with white hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 6 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 22 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 10–15 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect, or reflexed; 5–9 cm long; 5 mm wide; pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 3 mm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 10 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 10–25 cm long; 25–40 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Dransfield 2002.

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