1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Indocalamus Nakai
      1. Indocalamus wilsonii (Rendle) C.S.Chao & C.D.Chu

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guizhou, Hubei, Chongqing).

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 3 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; distally glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-13 cm long; 22 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10-12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 7 cm long; 7 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels flexuous; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 3 mm long; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume ovate; 5.5 mm long; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 7 -veined.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 8 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 7 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 7 mm long; chartaceous. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface puberulous; hairy on flanks. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 3.3 mm long; light brown; glabrous.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Rendle 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Indocalamus wilsonii (Rendle) C.S.Chao & C.D.Chu appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wilson, E.H. [1887], China K000912157
    Wilson, E.H. [1887], China K000912158

    First published in J. Nanjing Technol. Coll. Forest Prod. 1981(3): 43 (1981)

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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