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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
HABIT Perennial. Culms scandent; 500–1000 cm long; 3–5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 30–50 cm long; antrorsely scabrous. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; infravaginal. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line (1–2 rows). Culm-sheaths persistent (with girdle); 17–34 cm long; antrorsely scabrous; glabrous; hairy on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect; 4–11 cm long; scabrid; acute. Leaves 3–5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.8–2 mm long; entire, or erose; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1–0.3 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 7.4–11.5 cm long; 4.5–11 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.
DISTRIBUTION South America: Mesoamericana.
NOTES Bambuseae. Fisher et al 2011.
Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.