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

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Nastus glaucus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 1500 cm long; 5–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 30–40 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths 16.8–21 cm long; 2–5 times as long as wide; smooth; pubescent; with white hairs, or tawny hairs; concave at apex; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; constricted at base; reflexed; 7.2–12.5 cm long; 8–15 mm wide. Leaves 6–7 per branch. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 11.2–17.2 cm long; 12–20 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Papuasia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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