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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Vietnam.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1200-1800 cm long; 30-50 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 40-100 cm long; glaucous. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths yellow; pubescent; with appressed hairs; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule fimbriate, or ciliolate, or ciliate. 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 asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 10-20 cm long; 20-35 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10-12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; 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; comprising 1-2 gemmiferous bracts; 1-2 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 9 mm long; without keel; 9-13 -veined. 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 2-3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Vietnam

Bambusa chungii McClure appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lingnan Sci. J. 15: 639 (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

  • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.
  • 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