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This is a large grass of up to 250-300 cm tall and 2-5 cm wide. The culms are usually in small clumps, greenish, yellowish or dark purple. The leaves are broadly linear, 80-150 x 4-6 cm with the leaf sheaths covered with irritant hairs. The inflorescence is a large silky panicle, 15-40 cm tall.
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