Description from Flora of China
Culms 5–8 m, 2–5 cm in diam.; internodes dark green or purple, 20–36 cm, minutely white setose and pubescent; nodes slightly prominent, slightly pubescent or glabrous; root thorns more than 30, dense, 7–14 mm. Culm sheaths deciduous, striate, gradually attenuate upward, longer than internodes, thickly leathery, sparsely appressed tawny setose, apex 1–1.5 cm wide, concave or truncate; auricles inconspicuous; oral setae few, deciduous; ligule conspicuous, 1–1.3 cm, fimbriate; blade erect or curved upward, lanceolate, 6–16 × 0.4–0.6 cm. Leaves 3–6 per ultimate branch; sheaths glabrous, ciliate; auricles inconspicuous; oral setae 5–11 mm; ligule truncate, ca. 1 mm, scabrous; blade linear-lanceolate, 5–15 × 0.5–1.1 cm, apex finely pointed, tip to 1 cm. Inflorescence unknown. New shoots Sep.
* Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 1500–1800 m. SW Yunnan.