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This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Northern Territory.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 500-1500 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from lower culm. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 15-20 cm long; 2.5 times as long as wide; convex at apex; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 3 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; 5 cm long. Leaves cauline; 3-6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate, or oblong; 8-20 cm long; 7-18 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between branches; 60-80 cm long overall.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 7-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 7-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two. Lower glume ovate; 2-3 mm long. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3-5 mm long. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 6-8 mm long; without keel; 7 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2-3.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Bambuseae. WDC 2002.

Native to:

Northern Territory

Bambusa arnhemica F.Muell. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Australas. J. Pharm. 1: 447 (1886)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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