Fargesia ungulata T.H.Wen

First published in J. Bamboo Res. 8(1): 22 (1989)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is China (Hunan). It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 100-150 cm long; 5-8 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 7-12 cm long; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Leaves 3-4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bearing 2-4 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 18-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 18-20 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; chartaceous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 16 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 9-11 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 9 mm long. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Wen 2002.
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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 2023. 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 2023. 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