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

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Bambusa villosula

HABIT Perennial; culms solitary, or caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 75 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 30–40 cm long. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous; hairy on margins; truncate at apex. Culm-sheath blade inconspicuous. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths keeled; puberulous; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades filiform; 12–20 cm long; 12–18 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade venation indistinct; with 10–12 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: Indo-China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Kurz 2002.

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