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Dendrocalamus Nees in Linnaea. 9:476. 1834. Gamble, Bambuseae Brit. Ind. 77.1896; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7: 403. 1896; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 532. 1918; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:157.1959.

Arborescent bamboos; culms usually erect from a densely branched root-stock. Culm-sheaths deciduous, variably auricled, usually elongate; imperfect blade narrowly triangular. Leaf-blades shortly petiolate, without transverse vein-lets, but frequently with pellucid glands instead. Inflorescence a large compound panicle, the spikelets usually in globose heads in long spikes. Spikelets subtended by 1 or more glume-like bracts, these often with secondary spikelets arising from buds in their axils, ovate, acute or obtuse, few-flowered, the florets usually bisexual; glumes and lemmas similar, many-nerved, ovate, acute or mucronate; palea ovate, acute, truncate, emarginate or cleft, the lower 2-keeled, ciliate, the upper usually rounded on the back, often nearly glabrous; lodicules absent or poorly developed; stamens 6; style 1; stigma 1. Caryopsis small, the seed surrounded by a crustaceous or hardened pericarp.

A genus of 16 species in Southeast Asia, one species being native in Pakistan.

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