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

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Schizostachyum cuspidatum

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1500 cm long; 40–60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 75–90 cm long; mid-green; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from mid culm. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 15.1–16.4 cm long; pubescent; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with 10 mm high auricles; with 15 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 15 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2–3 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 14–17.2 cm long; 30–35 mm wide. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 16 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 2 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long; erose. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 19–33 cm long; 43–60 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Malesia.

NOTES Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

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