1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chimonobambusa Makino
      1. Chimonobambusa microfloscula McClure

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (S. Yunnan) to N. Vietnam.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 400-600 cm long; 15-20 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; purple; distally hispid. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths pubescent; with appressed hairs; with white hairs; without auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade linear. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; pale. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 9.5-19 cm long; 10-13 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; open; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; 8-24 cm long overall. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-5 mm long; glabrous, or puberulous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 50-75 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 50-75 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 4-5 mm long; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 5-6 mm long; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 7-9 mm long; membranous; purple; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea surface scabrous. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. McClure 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, Vietnam

    Chimonobambusa microfloscula McClure appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 17 (1940)

    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