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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. New Guinea.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; straight, or zigzag; 2000 cm long; 30-50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 40-50 cm long; mid-green; distally glabrous, or pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Buds or branches absent from lower quarter of culm. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 7-11 cm long; 0.5 times as long as wide; hispid; with tawny hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; with 3-5 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 3-4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 2 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 1.5-4.8 cm long; 10-20 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 9 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 2 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 8.4-29.7 cm long; 12-40 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering specimens unknown.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

Native to:

New Guinea

Bambusa viridis Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Widjaja, E.A. [6638], Papua New Guinea K000290510 isotype

First published in Reinwardtia 11: 67 (1997)

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.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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