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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Thailand to Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms arching; 800-1000 cm long; 35-70 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 20-35 cm long; distally pruinose and pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Culm-sheaths green; hispid; with dark brown hairs; auriculate; with 10-20 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 8-20 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 4 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 2-5 mm long; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 2-4 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6-22 cm long; 10-25 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
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 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 20-42 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 5 mm long; glabrous, or sparsely hairy.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 20-42 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 5 mm long; glabrous, or sparsely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes several; comprising 2-3 gemmiferous bracts; 1-3 empty glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 10-15 mm long; without keel; 18 -veined. Lemma inner surface pubescent (above). Lemma apex cuspidate. Palea 13-16 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; 3 mm long; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 5 mm long; yellow; anther tip smooth. Filaments free. Stigmas 3. Styles 0 mm long. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Malesia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Wong 1996.

Native to:

Malaya, Thailand

Bambusa farinacea K.M.Wong appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wong, K.M. [34407], Malaysia K000290535 isotype
Wong, K.M. [34407], Malaysia K000290537 isotype
Wong, K.M. [34407], Malaysia K000290536 isotype
Wong, K.M. [34407], Malaysia K000290538 isotype

First published in Sandakania 3: 23 (1993)

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.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.

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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