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

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Dinochloa macclellandii

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; zigzag; 3000 cm long; 25–50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 15–20 cm long; antrorsely scabrous; distally hispid. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 15–22 cm long; 1 times as long as wide; coriaceous; pubescent; hairy throughout; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; truncate at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high; entire, or dentate. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; spreading, or reflexed; 15–30 cm long; 25–60 mm wide; pubescent. Leaf-sheaths keeled; striately veined; glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; entire, or erose. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades oblong; 15–45 cm long; 25–100 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation with 20–36 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; filiform.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Gambble 2002.

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