|Chorizandra cymbaria stems and leaves|
The plants are rhizomatous perennials with terete and glabrous culms that are transversely septate and hollow between septa. The basal leaves basal are mostly reduced to sheaths with teret blades that are transversely septate. They produces a compact head-like inflorescence that is pseudolateral with many small spikelets surrounding a solid core. They later form brown obovoid to globose longitudinally ridged woody nuts.
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