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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300 cm long; 40-100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled. Culm-nodes 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 scanty, or lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5-10.5 cm long; 7-14 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or puberulous; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute, or 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; leafy between clusters, or leafless between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 7-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; curved; subterete; 30-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; 2-5 mm long; pubescent; hairy at tip.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 7-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; curved; subterete; 30-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; clavate; 2-5 mm long; pubescent; hairy at tip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2 gemmiferous bracts; 0 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10-15 mm long; chartaceous; dark green and purple; tipped with last colour; without keel. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea 11-13 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

Native to:

Vietnam

Bambusa tsangii McClure appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 29, 1994 Tsang, W.T. [28988], Indo-China K000854747 isotype

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 97 (1942)

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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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