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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 1000 cm long; 55-75 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 20-36 cm long. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from lower culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with dark brown hairs; auriculate. Culm-sheath ligule 4-5 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or narrowly ovate; reflexed. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5-2 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9-22 cm long; 20-40 mm wide.
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 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 17-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 2 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 17-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two, or several; 2-3 empty glumes; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume ovate; auriculate at base; 5 mm long. Upper glume surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 7-8 mm long; without keel. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea 7-8 mm long. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous. Anthers 6; 3.5 mm long. Stigmas 1.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

Native to:

Hainan

Bambusa bicicatricata (W.T.Lin) L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 214 (1980)

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.

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