1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Phyllostachys Siebold & Zucc.
      1. Phyllostachys elegans McClure

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guangdong, Hunan) to Hainan.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400-800 cm long; 30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; thin-walled; 12-15 cm long; ridged; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; purple; pilose; glabrous on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule purple; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; wrinkled. Leaves cauline; 2-3 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; purple. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4.5-12 cm long; 10-17 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Fl China 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast, Hainan

    Phyllostachys elegans McClure appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 37: 183 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0