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

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Gigantochloa calcicola

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 1000 cm long; 10–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 20–35 cm long; mid-green, or mid-green and yellow; striped (lower internodes); distally glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; hispid; with dark brown hairs; auriculate; with 2 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 7 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; reflexed; pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 17–35.5 cm long; 26–30 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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