HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms drooping at the tip; 400-700 cm long; 10-18 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 20-27 cm long; estriate; smooth; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 3. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 19 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; pubescent; hairy at the base; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 5 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade linear; demarcated but persistent; erect; 3-5 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaves 6-7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; spreading; 2 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; obtuse, or acute. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-20 cm long; 10-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without 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.