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

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Gigantochloa albopilosa

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1200 cm long; 40–50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 35–40 cm long; dark green; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths yellow, or green; pilose; with appressed hairs; with white hairs; auriculate; with 0.5–2 mm high auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 4–7 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; erect. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 1 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3–5 mm long; entire, or erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2–0.3 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades oblong; 12–35 cm long; 25–60 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Wong 2002.

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