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

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Indosasa gigantea

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1000–1700 cm long; 50–110 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes channelled; hollow; 77 cm long; light green, or glaucous; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths hispid; with red hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; with obtuse auricles, or acute auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10–15 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect, or reflexed. Leaves 3–4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 45 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8–13 cm long; 14–20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially (at base). Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Camus 1996.

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