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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1500-1700 cm long; 65 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; green and purple; distinctly mottled with last colour; glabrous; convex at apex, or truncate at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; ciliate on shoulders; shoulders with 4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; with ciliate margins; acute. Leaves cauline; 3-12 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or puberulous; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or ciliate; curly; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane, or a ciliolate membrane; scaberulous on abaxial surface. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 6-29 cm long; 5-32 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation indistinct, or distinct; with 8-20 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. 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; leafless between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-6 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; 2-4 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-6 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; 2-4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2-4 gemmiferous bracts; 0-1 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8.5 mm long; without keel. Lemma lateral veins obscure, or distinct. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Palea keels ciliate; adorned above. Palea surface scaberulous. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; 1.5 mm long; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; 4 mm long; anther tip smooth. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast

Bambusa lapidea McClure appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lingnan Sci. J. 19: 531 (1940)

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