1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chimonobambusa Makino
      1. Chimonobambusa convoluta Q.H.Dai & X.L.Tao

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200-300 cm long; 10-20 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; 12-16 cm long; mid-green; smooth; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect; 1-2 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 3-4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths tight; pubescent; hairs tawny; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; erect; 8-10 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; linear, or lanceolate; 16-20 cm long; 10-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8-10 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; scanty (1-3 spikelets); with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 3-7 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 8.5 mm long; 6 mm wide; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma hairs tawny. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea 1.1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliate. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on back. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with fleshy pericarp. Endosperm evanescent.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Wen 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast

    Chimonobambusa convoluta Q.H.Dai & X.L.Tao appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 20: 212 (1982)

    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