Bambusa assamica Barooah & Borthakur

First published in Indian J. Forest. 24: 503 (2002)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Assam. It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 500-1200 cm long; 15-30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 15-40 cm long; mid-green; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches present on lower quarter of culm. Culm-sheaths 8-16 cm long; 1.3 times as long as wide; green; glabrous; convex at apex; auriculate; with 10 mm high auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5-1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; 6-15 cm long; 50-80 mm wide; pubescent; acuminate. Leaf-sheaths pruinose; glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 10-16 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades persistent, or deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 10-24 cm long; 25-40 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade venation with 16-20 secondary veins. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering specimens unknown.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bambuseae. Barooah & Borthakur 2009.
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Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0