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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 1000-1200 cm long; 50-70 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 40-47 cm long; distally pruinose and hispid. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from lower culm. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several, or many; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; pubescent; hairy below; with appressed hairs; with dark brown hairs; truncate at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; with 2.5-6 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2-3 mm high; dentate and ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate, or triangular; narrower than sheath; erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 10-20 cm long; 13-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12-18 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; flattened; 3-4 mm long; pilose.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; flattened; 3-4 mm long; pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2 gemmiferous bracts; 1 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume ovate; 6-8 mm long. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 10-14 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea 11-15 mm long; 14-17 -veined. Palea keels pubescent; adorned above. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

Native to:

China Southeast

Bambusa gibboides W.T.Lin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(1): 70 (1978)

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