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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (S. Guangxi) to Vietnam.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 800-1100 cm long; 40-100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; glabrous; glabrous on margins; auriculate; with unequal auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs; shoulders with 5-10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1-2 mm high. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; cordate; erect; scabrid; acuminate. Leaves cauline; 6-11 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; curly. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 10-20 cm long; 11-22 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acute, or 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 clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 45-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; 2-3 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 45-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; 2-3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2 gemmiferous bracts; 1 empty glumes. Upper glume ovate; 5-6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; chartaceous; purple; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. Palea surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy on back. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 4-4.5 mm long; yellow. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

Native to:

China Southeast, Vietnam

Bambusa aurinuda McClure appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tsang, W.T. [29447], Vietnam K000854773 isotype

First published in Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 3 (1940)

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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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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/
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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