1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Acidosasa C.D.Chu & C.S.Chao
      1. Acidosasa glauca B.M.Yang

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (C. Fujian, S. Hunan).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 700-1300 cm long; 40-100 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 30-48 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 25-30 cm long; hispid; hairy on margins; convex at apex; auriculate; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 4 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; spreading, or reflexed; 10-20 cm long; 10-12 mm wide; pubescent. Leaves 3-4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; deciduous. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-15 cm long; 8-18 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10-12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes, or comprising only a few spikelets. Racemes 1; single; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-4 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-65 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-65 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 10-13 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 15 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 9 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; veined. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Yang 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast

    Acidosasa glauca B.M.Yang appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Hunan Teacher's Coll. (Nat. Sci. Ed.) 1981(2): 54 (1981)

    Not accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Acidosasa chinouensis.]

    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