1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chimonobambusa Makino
      1. Chimonobambusa szechuanensis (Rendle) Keng f.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300-400 cm long; 10-20 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes channelled; 18-22 cm long; smooth; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; chartaceous; green; concolorous; glabrous; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5-1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect; 0.3-0.5 cm long. Leaves cauline; 1-3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 3-5 mm long; pale. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate, or oblong; 18-20 cm long; 12-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8-12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex caudate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; scanty (2-3 spikelets); with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 10-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 10-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 3 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-4 mm long; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate, or ovate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea apex emarginate, or obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with fleshy pericarp; oblong, or ovoid; 15 mm long. Endosperm evanescent.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Wen 1996.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Chimonobambusa szechuanensis (Rendle) Keng f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 20, 1986 Wilson, E.H. [3408], China K000912290 Unknown type material

    First published in Techn. Bull. Natl. Forest. Res. Bur. 8: 15 (1948)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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