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

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Gigantochloa velutina

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 2000 cm long; 60–80 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 35–44 cm long; distally pruinose and pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 11 cm long; 1.2 times as long as wide; hispid; with dark brown hairs, or black hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 4 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10–15 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; constricted at base; reflexed; 13 cm long; 22 mm wide; pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pilose; hairs white; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 9 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15.6–30.8 cm long; 28–45 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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