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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guangdong) to Vietnam.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip; 1000-1500 cm long; 50-75 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; green; pubescent; auriculate; with unequal auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 5-7 mm high; fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; cordate; deciduous; hispid and with ciliate margins; acuminate. Leaves cauline; 5-14 per branch. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface, or puberulous. 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; petiole glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-17 cm long; 10-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation indistinct; with 6-12 secondary veins; without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; sparsely hairy. 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 lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 2-3 mm long; pubescent; hairy at tip.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 2-3 mm long; pubescent; hairy at tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2 gemmiferous bracts; 0-1 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 12 mm long; without keel. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. 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

Introduced into:

Brazil Southeast, Puerto Rico

Bambusa dissimulator McClure appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Fung, H.L. [19079], China K000854765 isotype

First published in Lingnan Sci. J. 19: 413 (1940)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
  • 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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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/
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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