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

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Temochloa liliana

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms arching, or leaning; slender; drooping at the tip; 200 cm long; 1–2 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 10–15 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement two, or three; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 4 cm long; glabrous. Leaves 8–11 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4–7 cm long; 5–9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes, or comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1(–4) fertile spikelets.

Racemes 1; single; 1–4 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2–4 fertile spikelets on each.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblanceolate; laterally compressed; 15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation 7 mm long; glabrous.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 5 mm long; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6 mm long; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate.

FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex setaceously attenuate. Palea 7 mm long; chartaceous; 4 -veined; 2-keeled. Palea surface glabrous. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear; 3 mm long.

FLOWER Ovary glabrous.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Dransfield 2001.

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