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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Syn. P1. Glum. 1:336. 1854.
Description Culms slender, as much as 5 m. long, clambering or rarely erect, the slender fascicled branches 10-50 cm. long, the fertile usually shorter than the sterile ones; sheaths minutely pubescent; blades lanceolate, mostly 5-10 cm. long, 4-12 mm. wide, densely pubescent on the lower surface at the base, otherwise glabrous or minutely pubescent; racemes 2-8 cm. long, the axis pubescent; spikelets somewhat crowded, appressed; lemmas 6-8 mm. long with an awn 1-2 mm. long, glabrous or minutely pubescent; palea slightly longer than the lemma, strongly ciliate on the keels especially toward the summit.
Distribution Moist thickets and forests at lower altitudes, southeastern Mexico to Colombia.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Summit, Standley 25785; Barro Colorado Island, Kenoyer I26; Standley 3I344. PANAMA: Chorrera, Hitchcock 8150; Rio Tapia, Hitchcock 22552?%2; Rio Tecuimen, Standley 26572.
Note This bamboo apparently flowers very infrequently. All the above specimens are sterile.
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