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  Dendrocalamus giganteus
 
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  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Dendrocalamus giganteus Wall. ex Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 150. 1868; Gamble, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 87. 1896.
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  Description: Culms 30-35 m tall, 18-25 cm in diameter, branched above, nodes hairy; internodes rather short, grey-green, ceraceous when young, walls thin; culm sheaths to 50 cm long, as broad at the base, deciduous, thinly strigose with golden hairs, top depressed; blade 13-38 cm long, 9 cm wide, decurrent into glabrous, stiff, brown, wavy auricles, narrowed above into a short point; ligule 5-13 cm long, black, its margin serrate. Leaves cuspidately acuminate, tips twisted, hairy beneath when young, midrib strong, nerves 12-16 pairs, with pellucid cross bars. Panicle very large, branchlets slender, curved; spikelet clusters to 2.5 cm broad, the clusters 1.5-2.5 cm apart; spikelets ovate, acute, several-flowered, 1-2 cm long. Glumes 2 or 3, ovate, mucronate, striate; florets 3-6; lemmas 3-6, thin, mucronate, many-nerved. Anthers 6, acuminate at tip. Style long, hirsute, sometimes divided into 2 stigmas; ovary hirsute, long-rostrate. Fruit oblong, ca. 6 mm long, obtuse (rostrum caducous), hirsute at apex.
  Habit: Shrub
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  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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