HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms drooping at the tip, or pendulous at the tip; 500-800 cm long; 20-30 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 30-40 cm long; smooth; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 25-34 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5-1 mm high; ciliate (coppery hairs). Culm-sheath blade linear; demarcated but persistent; erect; 10-15 cm long; 7-8 mm wide. Leaves 5-66 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-1.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-20 cm long; 15-25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate. INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown. DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India. NOTES Bambuseae. Stapleton 2002.