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

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Himalayacalamus cupreus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms drooping at the tip, or pendulous at the tip; 500–800 cm long; 20–30 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 30–40 cm long; smooth; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 25–34 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5–1 mm high; ciliate (coppery hairs). Culm-sheath blade linear; demarcated but persistent; erect; 10–15 cm long; 7–8 mm wide. Leaves 5–66 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–1.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–20 cm long; 15–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Stapleton 2002.

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