1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Ferrocalamus Hsueh & Keng f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Central China to Vietnam.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 500-650-900 cm long; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes (1/1). Culm-internodes terete. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement as thick as stem (1/1). Culm-sheaths persistent (1/1), or tardily deciduous (1/1); without auricles. Culm-sheath blade linear (1), or lanceolate (1). Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath (1), or with a false petiole (1). Leaf-blades lanceolate (1), or oblong (1). Leaf-blade venation without cross veins (1), or with distinct cross veins (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle (1/1). Panicle open (1/1). Spikelets solitary (1/1). Fertile spikelets pedicelled (1/1).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-10 fertile florets (1/1); with diminished florets at the apex (1/1). Spikelets oblong (1/1); subterete (1/1); 14-16-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity (1/1); disarticulating below each fertile floret (1/1).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-10 fertile florets (1/1); with diminished florets at the apex (1/1). Spikelets oblong (1/1); subterete (1/1); 14-16-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity (1/1); disarticulating below each fertile floret (1/1).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent (1/1); shorter than spikelet (1/1). Lower glume lanceolate (1/1); chartaceous (1/1); without keels (1/1); 1 -veined (1/1). Lower glume lateral veins absent (1/1). Lower glume surface puberulous (1/1). Lower glume apex acuminate (1/1). Upper glume lanceolate (1/1); chartaceous (1/1); without keels (1/1); 3-5 -veined (1/1). Upper glume surface puberulous (1/1). Upper glume apex acuminate (1/1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate (1/1); chartaceous (1/1); without keel (1/1); 7 -veined (1/1). Lemma surface puberulous (1/1). Lemma apex obtuse (1/1). Palea surface puberulous (1/1). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped (1/1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3 (1/1). Anthers 3 (1/1). Stigmas 2 (1/1).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp (1/1).
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, Vietnam

    Ferrocalamus Hsueh & Keng f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bamboo Res. 1(2): 3 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    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