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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. China.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1000 cm long; 40 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; thin-walled; 40 cm long; glaucous; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths green, or green and brown; obscurely mottled with last colour; glabrous; truncate at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect, or reflexed; 6-7 cm long; acute. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-16 cm long; 10-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; dense; with spathaceous subtending bracts; bracts 20 mm long; without axillary buds at base of spikelet; with ultimate bract subtending a compact bracteolate fascicle of spikelets; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between branches. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume oblong; 7-8 mm long; chartaceous; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 20 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 11-13 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. McClure 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast

    Introduced into:

    East Himalaya

    Phyllostachys glauca McClure appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    McClure, F.A. [21034], USA K000912267
    McClure, F.A. [21034], USA K000912268
    McClure, F.A. [21534], USA K000912269
    McClure, F.A. [21534], USA K000912270
    McClure, F.A. [20981], USA K000912271
    McClure, F.A. [20981], USA K000912272
    Soderstrom, T.R. [2513], USA K000912266
    Soderstrom, T.R. [2513], USA K000912265

    First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 37: 185 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Taj, R.K. & al. (2009 publ. 2010). Four new records of bamboos to India from Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 25: 14-17.
    • 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
    • Taj, R.K. & al. (2009 publ. 2010). Four new records of bamboos to India from Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 25: 14-17.
    • 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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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