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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; 600 cm long; 40-100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or setose; 5-10 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1.5 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 12-28 cm long; 25-54 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins, or with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2-3 gemmiferous bracts; 3-4 empty glumes; shiny. Upper glume ovate; 7.5 mm long. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 9-10 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface scaberulous. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 5 mm long; anther tip smooth. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; sulcate on hilar side; 8 mm long; hairy at apex.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

Native to:

Thailand, Vietnam

Bambusa sesquiflora (McClure) L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 5, 1995 Tsang, W.T. [30102], Vietnam K000290527 isotype
Tsang, W.T. [30102], Vietnam K000290526 isotype
Kerr, A.F.G. [6695], Thailand K000621841
Kerr, A.F.G. [6695], Thailand K000621844
Kerr, A.F.G. [6695], Thailand K000621845
Kerr, A.F.G. [6695], Thailand K000621842
Kerr, A.F.G. [3365], Thailand K000621846
Kerr, A.F.G. [6695], Thailand K000621843

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 214 (1980)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.

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/
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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