500 Seeds Dendrocalamus barbatus Rare Seeds
HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; nodding at the tip, or pendulous at the tip; 1500–1800 cm long; 100–150 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 26–32 cm long; dark green; distally mealy, or glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with 3 branches dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 25–38 cm long; coriaceous; pilose; with tawny hairs; auriculate; with 2–3 mm high auricles; with 5–15 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 3–8 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; reflexed; 10–30 cm long; acuminate. Leaves 8–15 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10–15 cm long; 10–20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10–12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.