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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to Bangladesh.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1000-1500 cm long; 40-100 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 30-40 cm long; light green; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 12-20 cm long; 1 times as long as wide; brown; hispid; with black hairs; truncate at apex; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule brown. Culm-sheath blade ovate; erect; 4-6 cm long; 100-150 mm wide; hispid; acuminate. Leaves cauline; 7-10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths keeled; pubescent; hairs tawny. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; deciduous. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base symmetrical, or asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 12-24 cm long; 13-20 mm wide; light green and dark green; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 12-16 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. 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; leafless between clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; subterete; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes two, or several; 2-3 empty glumes. Lower glume ovate. Upper glume ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 10-15 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea 9-15 mm long; 15-16 -veined; 2-keeled. Palea keels ciliate. Palea apex entire. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped; 1 in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; lanceolate, or orbicular; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bambuseae. Alam 2005.

Native to:

Bangladesh, Nepal

Bambusa salarkhanii Alam appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bangladesh J. Pl. Taxon. 3(2): 44 (1996)

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.

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