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This species is accepted, and its native range is Taiwan.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1000-2000 cm long; 40-120 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 15-50 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes swollen; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a clump; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; pubescent; hairy on margins. Culm-sheath ligule 1-5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; pubescent (at base). Leaves 9-13 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 4.5-15 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; dark. Ligule an eciliate membrane; obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate, or oblong; 10-33 cm long; 25-45 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 12-20 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-37 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-37 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume ovate; 6-10 mm long. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 6-10 mm long. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 14 mm long; 10 mm wide; without keel; 25 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea oblong; 10 mm long; 10-12 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on margins. Palea apex acute. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 6 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: eastern Asia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Lin. 2002.

Native to:

Taiwan

Introduced into:

Nansei-shoto

Bambusa odashimae Hatus. ex Ohrnb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bamboos World: 271 (1999)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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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