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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 500-900 cm long; 20-50 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled, or solid; 60-80 cm long; scaberulous. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent; erect. Bud prophyll 1 mm long. Branch complement as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent, or tardily deciduous; 30 cm long; 3 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with black hairs; without auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; erect; 4 cm long. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths 15 cm long; pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 10-20 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blade base truncate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 30-55 cm long; 60-90 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 20-24 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 30-45 cm long. Primary panicle branches 10-20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 10 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; subterete; 14-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes clavate; 3 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; subterete; 14-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes clavate; 3 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-4.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 5 mm long; chartaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume surface puberulous; hairy at apex. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea surface puberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Hsueh & Keng 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

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

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