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This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 600-1200 cm long; 40-70 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 35-45 cm long; mid-green. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths 15-23 cm long; pubescent; with appressed hairs; with black hairs; truncate at apex; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 2.5-5 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; 15-23 cm long; pubescent; acute. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3-0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15-30 cm long; 25-35 mm wide; glandular. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation with 14-20 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or 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 spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 17-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; pilose; hairy at tip.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 17-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; pilose; hairy at tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; 2-3 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 10 mm long; without keel. Lemma inner surface pubescent. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6-7; anther tip apiculate. Stigmas 2-3; sparsely hairy. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; hairy at apex.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Gamble 1995.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Bambusa nutans Wall. ex Munro appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wallich, N. [5031], Nepal K000357950 Unknown type material
Smitinand, T. [445], Thailand K000631624
Falconer, H. [1242], India K000357949 Unknown type material
Kerr, A.F.G. [3563], Thailand K000621852
Falconer, H. [s.n.], India K000854803
s.coll. [s.n.], Nepal K000854802

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 92 (1868)

Accepted by

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lepcha, S.R., Sharma, T.P. & Das, A.P. (2009). Diversity and distribution of Bamboos in Pangolakha wildlife sanctuary in Sikkim, India Pleione 3(1): 13-17.
  • Mishra, Y. & al. (2019). A note on gregarious flowering of Bambusa nutans Wall. ex Munro in Jharkhand The Indian Forester 145: 1123-1124.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.
  • Mishra, Y. & al. (2019). A note on gregarious flowering of Bambusa nutans Wall. ex Munro in Jharkhand The Indian Forester 145: 1123-1124.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.

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