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

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Dendrocalamus bengkalisensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; pendulous at the tip; 40–60 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 35–40 cm long; distally mealy and pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 18.5–19.3 cm long; 0.75 times as long as wide; pubescent; with white hairs; concave at apex; auriculate; with 7–9 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 7–25 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; reflexed; 14.3–15.3 cm long; 23–27 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 17 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 1 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 17–31.5 cm long; 15–68 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface 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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