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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guangdong. Guangxi) to Vietnam.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 1000-1500 cm long; 40-50 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 40-60 cm long; glaucous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths glaucous; pubescent; with erect hairs; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; reflexed; pubescent. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. 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 linear, or lanceolate; 15-20 cm long; 10-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10-14 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy abaxially. 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 clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 9 mm long; shiny; without keel; rounded except near apex. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels eciliate. Palea apex truncate, or obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; anther tip smooth. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

Native to:

China Southeast, Vietnam

Bambusa cerosissima McClure appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lingnan Sci. J. 15: 637 (1936)

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