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

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Bambusa alemtemshii

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 1000 cm long; 70–80 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; with small lumen; 70 cm long; dark green; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths 18–35 cm long; 1 times as long as wide; coriaceous; brown; glabrous; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; 7–30 cm long; 60–120 mm wide; acute. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9–23 cm long; 10–26 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation prominent; with 12–14 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India.

NOTES Bambuseae. Naithani 2009.

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