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DescriptionRobust perennial. Culms 1-5m tall, erect straggling or arching. Leaves up to 20 × 7 cm, glabrous, ovate-oblong with a long drip-tip, contracted at the base into a short hairy pseudo-petiole. Inflorescence a panicle, 7-18 cm long; spikelets whitish, with superior glume twice as long as inferior glume.