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

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Merostachys fimbriata

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms leaning; 800 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 12 cm long. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; flabellate. Culm-sheaths 10–12 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; antrorsely scabrous; pubescent; hairy at the base; with tawny hairs; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 8 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 0.1 mm high. Leaves 14 per branch. Leaf-sheaths tight; keeled; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 10–12 mm long; pale. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 1 cm long. Leaf-blades oblong, or ovate; 30 cm long; 45–50 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION South America: Brazil.

NOTES Bambuseae. Sendulsky 2002.

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