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

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Schizostachyum castaneum

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1500 cm long; 45–60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 45–70 cm long; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from mid culm. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 10–17 cm long; pubescent; with tawny hairs; auriculate; with 2 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 4–11 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; narrower than sheath; erect; 5–7 cm long; 23–27 mm wide. Leaf-sheaths pubescent; hairs white, or tawny. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 7–9 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 1 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 15.5–24 cm long; 30–45 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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