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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guangdong, Guangxi).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 700-1000 cm long; 40-45 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 30 cm long; distally pruinose, or pilose. Lateral branches dendroid; arising from lower culm. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several, or many; with 3 branches dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous, or pubescent; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 3-4 mm high; dentate, or lacerate, or fimbriate. Culm-sheath blade ovate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 10-15 cm long; 10-15 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 4 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2-3 gemmiferous bracts; 1 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 6 mm long; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; 12-14 mm long; without keel; 13-15 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 14 -veined; 2-keeled. Palea keels wingless. Palea apex ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; 2.7-3 mm long; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 5 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 1.5 mm long; hairy at apex.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

Native to:

China Southeast

Introduced into:

Puerto Rico

Bambusa pervariabilis McClure appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 13 (1940)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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