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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guangdong, Zhejiang).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 700-1200 cm long; 60-90 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 35 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; pilose; glabrous on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; glabrous on surface and with ciliate margins. Leaves cauline; 6-8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 8-9 cm long; glabrous on surface, or hispid. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; scaberulous on abaxial surface; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded, or cordate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 18-25 cm long; 30-50 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 14-20 secondary veins; without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 24 mm long; 7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 24 mm long; 7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure, or two.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 16 mm long; 10 mm wide; without keel; 27-31 -veined. Palea 14 mm long; 11 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 7 mm long. Stigmas 2-3.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Wen 2002.

Native to:

China Southeast

Bambusa basihirsuta McClure appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Fung, H.L. [55], China K000854771 Unknown type material
Li, P.F. [117], China K000854772 Unknown type material

First published in Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 6 (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