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This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; culms solitary. Rhizomes elongated; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1000-1500 cm long; 25-30 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 13-38 cm long; dark green; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths 13-15 cm long; 1.2 times as long as wide; pubescent; hairy throughout; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; truncate at apex; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade triangular; acuminate. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; deciduous. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2 mm long; obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5-0.7 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-23 cm long; 25-35 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation with 12-16 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; hairy.
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 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; 1-4 empty glumes; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 6-7 mm long; without keel; 11-13 -veined. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea keels ciliolate. 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bambuseae. Gamble 1995.

Native to:

Assam

Bambusa khasiana Munro appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hooker, J.D. [496], Indian Subcontinent K000854817
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Indian Subcontinent K000854821
Hooker, J.D. [9], Indian Subcontinent K000854816
s.coll. [496], India K000357941 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Indian Subcontinent K000854819
Hooker, J.D. [1097], India K000357940 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Indian Subcontinent K000854820

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 97 (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.

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.

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