Bambusa lenta L.C.Chia

First published in Guihaia 8: 125 (1988)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is China (Fujian). It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 500-1000 cm long; 40-45 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 35-50 cm long; distally mealy and hispid. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; coriaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with unequal auricles; with 8 mm high auricles; with 6 mm wide auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with curved hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2-3 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; erect; scabrid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9-17 cm long; 12-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering specimens unknown.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Chia 2002.
[GB]

Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • 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