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

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Maclurochloa montana

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; hollow. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3–0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–20 cm long; 10–30 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy abaxially.

INFLORESCENCE Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

GLUMES Glumes several; 2 empty glumes.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea keels ciliolate. Rhachilla extension 2 mm long. Apical sterile florets 2 in number.

FLOWER Lodicules 3; 2.2 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6; 4.3 mm long; purple; anther tip smooth. Ovary umbonate.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China and Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Holttum 1995.

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