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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 2000-2500 cm long; 70-100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5-0.7 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 25-30 cm long; 25-35 mm wide; glandular. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation with 20-28 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface smooth; puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; antrorsely scabrous.
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; leafy between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 12 mm long; 5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; 2 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 12 mm long; 5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 5 mm long; without keel. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea 4 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; anther tip penicillate. Stigmas 3; plumose. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Gamble 1995.

Native to:

Bangladesh, Myanmar

Bambusa kingiana Gamble appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000357942 Unknown type material
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854815
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854814

First published in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 46 (1896)

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.
  • 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

  • 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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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/
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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