1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Thamnocalamus Munro
      1. Thamnocalamus chigar (Stapleton) Stapleton

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 300-400 cm long; 10-15 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 10-15 cm long; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths 2.7 cm long; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 3 cm long; 5 mm wide; pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades linear; 8-11 cm long; 6 mm wide; chartaceous; glaucous. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Stapleton 2002.

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    Distribution

    Thamnocalamus chigar (Stapleton) Stapleton appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rogers, C.G. [s.n.], India K000246147 Unknown type material
    Clarke, C.B. [10057], India K000246143 lectotype
    Kurz, S. [s.n.], India K000246144 paralectotype

    First published in J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1: 140 (2007)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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