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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; inclined at the tip; 1000-1500 cm long; 80-100 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 30-40 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; convex at apex; auriculate. Culm-sheath ligule 3-5 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed. Leaves cauline; 6-8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 8-12 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-1.5 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15-20 cm long; 30-50 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. 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 ovate; laterally compressed; 15-20 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 ovate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 10-12 mm long; without keel. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface glabrous. Palea apex obtuse; ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 6 mm long; anther tip apiculate. Stigmas 1. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Dai & Tao 2002.

Native to:

China Southeast

Bambusa grandis (Q.H.Dai & X.L.Tao) Ohrnb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bamboos World Intro. 4: 18 (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.
  • 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