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

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Gigantochloa papyracea

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1500 cm long; 50–80 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 40–55 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous, or pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 20 cm long; 1 times as long as wide; hispid; with appressed hairs; with dark brown hairs, or black hairs; concave at apex; auriculate; with 2–4 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 12 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; reflexed; 20–25 cm long; 50–60 mm wide; pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; 1–2 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. 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; 27.3–30.7 cm long; 22–37 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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