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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Sichuan).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; erect at the tip, or inclined at the tip; 1000 cm long; 45 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 20-50 cm long; distally pruinose and pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid; ascending, or spreading. Branch complement many; in a clump. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 20-26 cm long; 0.5 length of internode; coriaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; truncate at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 3-5 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1-2 mm high; dentate, or dentate and ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or triangular; spreading; 1.3-13.5 cm long; 5-32 mm wide; glabrous on surface; acuminate. Leaf-sheaths 3.5-4.8 cm long; hispid; with reflexed hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1-0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5-16 cm long; 8-14 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10-12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in globose clusters; dense; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 13-18 mm long; 5-7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 1-2 mm long; glabrous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 13-18 mm long; 5-7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 1-2 mm long; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; 1-2 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 8-10 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea chartaceous; 4 -veined; 2-keeled but the uppermost without keels. Palea keels ciliate. Palea surface pilose; hairy on margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; 2-4 mm long. Anthers 6; 5-6 mm long; anther tip penicillate. Filaments 8 mm long. Stigmas 1-2; pubescent. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; 6 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Keng 1995.

Native to:

China South-Central

Bambusa distegia (Keng & Keng f.) L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 213 (1980)

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