1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Bonia Balansa
      1. Bonia parvifloscula (W.T.Lin) N.H.Xia

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 100-120 cm long; 4-6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 16-39 cm long; distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement one; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; hispid; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.8 mm high; dentate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; narrower than sheath; erect, or reflexed. Leaves cauline; 5-7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 11-22 cm long; 15-32 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between clusters.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 17-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 3-5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 17-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 3-5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes several; comprising 2-3 gemmiferous bracts; 0 empty glumes.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 6-8 mm long; without keel. Lemma surface hispidulous. Palea 0.9 length of lemma; 7-8 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 1.5-2.5 mm long; membranous; glabrous; emarginate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Fl China 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast

    Bonia parvifloscula (W.T.Lin) N.H.Xia appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 15: 601 (2005)

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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