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

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Aulonemia setosa

HABIT Perennial. Culms scandent; 700–800 cm long; 20–35 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; yellow, or glaucous; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three, or several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 11–28 cm long; 1.3–2 times as long as wide; coriaceous; pubescent; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 5–14 mm high auricles; with 1.5–4 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 3–6 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1–2.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; 7–20 cm long; 15–30 mm wide; pubescent. Leaves cauline; 7–23 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or setose; 6–12 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate; 5–14 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane, or a ciliolate membrane; 1.5–3 mm long; glabrous on abaxial surface, or pubescent on abaxial surface; entire (asymmetrical). Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3–0.5 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate, or ovate; 6–20 cm long; 8–21 mm wide; glaucous and dark green; variegated (green margins). Leaf-blade venation with 7–13 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex filiform.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION South America: Brazil.

NOTES Bambuseae. Londono 2003.

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