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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1300-1500 cm long; 25-50 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 35 cm long; distally pruinose, or glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths 20-25 cm long; 2 times as long as wide; glabrous; convex at apex; auriculate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate, or triangular; cordate; 10-20 cm long; hispid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2-0.4 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 10-18 cm long; 10-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation indistinct; with 8-10 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; paniculate; lax; with spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; 1-2 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or ovate; 10 mm long; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 11 -veined. Palea apex pubescent. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; purple; anther tip smooth. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Gamble 1995.

Native to:

Myanmar

Bambusa oliveriana Gamble appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854794
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854799
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854800
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854796
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854798
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854795
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000357952 Unknown type material
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854801
Oliver, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K000854797

First published in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 130 (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.

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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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