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This species is accepted, and its native range is Myanmar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1500-2000 cm long; 16-19 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 25-45 cm long; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths 38 cm long; 0.9 times as long as wide; pubescent; with yellow hairs; convex at apex. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 33-38 cm long; 45-80 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially; pubescent; hairy abaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; 1-4.5 cm between clusters; with spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-38 mm long; 5-7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-38 mm long; 5-7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 7 mm long; purple; 12 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins with cross-veins. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 12 mm long; purple; 22 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins with cross-veins. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 12 mm long; without keel; 24 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea 13 mm long; 3-5 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Palea surface pilose; hairy on margins. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; 8 mm long; yellow; anther tip apiculate. Filaments 15 mm long. Stigmas 1; plumose. Styles 15 mm long. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 1.2-1.6 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Tewari 1996.

Native to:

Myanmar

Bambusa copelandii Gamble appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Myanmar Dendrocalamus copelandii K000912014
Gamble, J.S. [27166], India Dendrocalamus copelandii K000854940 lectotype
Gamble, J.S. [27166], India Dendrocalamus copelandii K000854941
Gamble, J.S. [27166], India Dendrocalamus copelandii K000854942
Gamble, J.S. [27166], India Dendrocalamus copelandii K000854943

First published in D.Brandis, Indian Trees: 671 (1906)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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