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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1000-1400 cm long; 45-65 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous; hairy on margins; auriculate; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs; shoulders with 5-10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 5-7 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; curly; 5-7 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9.5-19 cm long; 15-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering specimens unknown.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Chia & Fung 2002.

Native to:

Laos

Introduced into:

China Southeast

Bambusa chunii L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nan, Z. [2802], Hong Kong K000854770 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 37: 593 (1983)

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.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • 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 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