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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Guangdong).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 1000 cm long; 70 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous; glabrous, or pubescent; with appressed hairs; with tawny hairs; truncate at apex; auriculate. Culm-sheath ligule 3 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; erect, or reflexed; acuminate. Leaves cauline; 7-14 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 6-8 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 13-25 cm long; 15-30 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10-14 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 1-2 gemmiferous bracts; 1-2 empty glumes. Lower glume ovate. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 10-12.5 mm long; without keel. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface puberulous; hairy on back and on margins. Palea apex emarginate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; 3.5 mm long; membranous; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; 8-10 mm long; purple; anther tip penicillate. Stigmas 3. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Lin 2002.

Native to:

China Southeast

Bambusa stenoaurita (W.T.Lin) T.H.Wen appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bamboo Res. 10(1): 22 (1991)

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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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