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This species is accepted, and its native range is Bangladesh to China (Yunnan) and Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1500-2000 cm long; 100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled, or solid; 30 cm long; dark green. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths 0.9 times as long as wide; green; hairy on margins; convex at apex; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; cordate; acute. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 25-30 cm long; 40-50 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with spathaceous subtending bracts; bracts 25 mm long; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; pubescent; hairy above.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; pubescent; hairy above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume inner surface pubescent. Upper glume mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 6-7 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea 5-7 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; anther tip apiculate. Stigmas 3; pubescent. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India, Indo-China, and Malesia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Gamble 1995.

Native to:

Bangladesh, China South-Central, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand

Bambusa burmanica Gamble appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000357934 Unknown type material
Gamble, J.S. [s.n.], India K000854828
Wong, K.M. [FRI 32238], Peninsular Malaysia K000795298
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854829
Oliver, J.W. [45], Myanmar K000357933 Unknown type material
Oliver, J.W. [45], Myanmar K000854825
Gamble, J.S. [24513], India K000854827
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854826

First published in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 35 (1896)

Accepted by

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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