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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 200-1000 cm long; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 5.5-7.5 cm long; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface, or hirsute; outer margin glabrous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; deciduous. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5-10 cm long; 12-14 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation indistinct; with 6-8 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins ciliate. 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 20-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; eventually visible between lemmas; pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 20-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; eventually visible between lemmas; pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 6 mm long; without keel; 7-11 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 5-6 mm long. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous. Anthers 6; anther tip apiculate. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 4-5 mm long; glabrous.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Lecomte 1996.

Native to:

Cambodia, China Southeast, Hainan, Laos, Vietnam

Bambusa flexuosa Munro appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 3, 1995 Munro, W. [923], China K000854790
Dec 9, 1977 Kerr, A.F.G. [8507], Thailand K000621837
Dec 9, 1977 Kerr, A.F.G. [8507], Thailand K000621834
Dec 9, 1977 Kerr, A.F.G. [8507], Thailand K000621835
Dec 9, 1977 Kerr, A.F.G. [8507], Thailand K000621836
Sep 29, 1961 Kerr, A.F.G. [10668], Thailand K000621840
Sep 29, 1961 Kerr, A.F.G. [10668], Thailand K000621839
Sep 29, 1961 Kerr, A.F.G. [10668], Thailand K000621838
Feb 21, 1936 Munro, W. [s.n.], China K000854788
Hance, H.F. [10000], China K000854789
Hance, H.F. [10000], China K000854760 Unknown type material

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 101 (1868)

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.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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