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This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam (Manipur) to N. Myanmar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms leaning; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths keeled; striately veined; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 10-17 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 25-38 cm long; 50-75 mm wide; glandular. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation with 26-34 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface smooth. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; antrorsely scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in stellate clusters; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; subterete; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; subterete; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 7 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels contiguous above a sulcus; eciliate. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear; 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; anther tip smooth. Stigmas 3; plumose. Ovary umbonate; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Gamble 1995.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Bambusa griffithiana Munro appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Griffith [6730], Myanmar K000357939 Unknown type material
Griffith, W. [6730], Indian Subcontinent K000854822
Griffith, W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854823

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 99 (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.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • 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.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • 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.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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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