Dendrocalamus elegans (Ridl.) Holttum

First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 11: 296 (1947)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Peninsula Thailand to Peninsula Malaysia. It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; drooping at the tip; 300-600 cm long; 10-25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 26-35 cm long; smooth. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; acuminate. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; entire. Leaf-blade base cuneate, or broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.05-0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6-12 cm long; 6-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in globose clusters; dense; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 8 mm long; 1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 8 mm long; 1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea chartaceous; 4 -veined; without keels, or 2-keeled but the uppermost without keels. Palea keels ciliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules absent. Anthers 6; 2.5 mm long. Stigmas 1; plumose. Ovary umbonate; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Indo-China and Malesia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Holttum 1995.
[GB]

Sources

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