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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. China.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1180 cm long; 70-75 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; thick-walled; 28-32 cm long; striate; distally mealy. Culm-nodes swollen; with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths coriaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire, or ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or triangular; erect, or reflexed; wrinkled; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 2-4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; scaberulous on abaxial surface. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-17 cm long; 15-25 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough abaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. McClure 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, China Southeast

    Introduced into:

    China South-Central

    Phyllostachys vivax McClure appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Willey, C. [59], USA K000912243

    First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 35: 292 (1945)

    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

    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