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

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Melocanna humilis

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; pachymorph. Culms erect; 240–450 cm long; 2.5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 30 cm long. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; pubescent; with appressed hairs; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–15 cm long; 17–25 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation indistinct; with 16–20 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: Indo-China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Gamble 2002.

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