1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Oligostachyum Z.P.Wang & G.H.Ye
      1. Oligostachyum spongiosum (C.D.Chu & C.S.Chao) Q.F.Zheng & Y.M.Lin

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 1000 cm long; 40-60 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 20-40 cm long; distally mealy. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths brown; hispid; with dark brown hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliolate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; as wide as sheath at base; erect; 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves 3-5 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2-2.5 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 9-17 cm long; 10-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8-10 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Chu & Chao 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast

    Oligostachyum spongiosum (C.D.Chu & C.S.Chao) Q.F.Zheng & Y.M.Lin appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Fujianica 6: 83 (1995)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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