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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Sichuan, W. Hubei).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 200-400 cm long; 7-10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 20 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths 10-12 cm long; hairy on margins. Culm-sheath blade linear; reflexed; 4-6 cm long. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; deciduous. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3-0.4 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-12 cm long; 10-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8-10 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scabrous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spatheole elliptic; 3-5 cm long. Racemes 1; single; oblong; unilateral; 2-3 cm long. Spikelet packing crowded; irregular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-20 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; 10-13 mm long; chartaceous; without keels. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 2 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 9-11 mm long; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8-11 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 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. Gamble 2001.

Native to:

China South-Central

Fargesia murielae (Gamble) T.P.Yi appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gamble, J.S. [30742] K000872518
s.coll. [30742] K000872519
Gamble, J.S. [30739] K000872517
Wilson, E.H. [1462], Hubei K000872526
Gamble, J.S. [30739] K000872516
Gamble, J.S. [30739] K000872515
Gamble, J.S. [30739] K000872513
Gamble, J.S. [30739] K000872514
Wilson, E.H. [1462] K000872520
Apr 1, 1936 Henry, A. [6938], Hubei Fargesia sparsiflora K000872523 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 39 (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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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/
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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