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

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Gigantochloa ridleyi

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1600 cm long; 100 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; mid-green; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths persistent; 25 cm long; hispid; with appressed hairs; with black hairs; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 3 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; 8–10 cm long; 60 mm wide; pubescent. Leaf-sheaths hirsute. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.4–0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades oblong; 40 cm long; 60 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Holttum 2002.

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