Fargesia spathacea Franch.

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 1067 (1893)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is China (E. Sichuan to W. Hubei). It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6-9 cm long; 8-11 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spatheole elliptic; 2-3 cm long. Racemes 1; single; oblong; unilateral; 3-4 cm long. Spikelet packing crowded; irregular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 10 mm long; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 10 mm long; chartaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 10-11 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1-2 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. WDC 2001.
[GB]

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]

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