1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chimonobambusa Makino
      1. Chimonobambusa lactistriata W.D.Li & Q.X.Wu

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 250-500 cm long; 12-20 mm diam.; woody; with root thorns from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 10-12 cm long; papillose; distally hispid; with tubercle-based hairs. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 1 length of internode; chartaceous; green and purple; striped; glabrous, or hispid; hairy on margins. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect; 0.4-2 cm long; 1.2-2 mm wide. Leaves cauline; 1-2(-3) per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; 1 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 7-11 cm long; 8-13 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 6-10 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet; without prophylls; leafless between clusters. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 12-41 mm long; 2-3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 3-8 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 12-41 mm long; 2-3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 3-8 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 2-5 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 2.5 mm long; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 9.5 mm long; membranous; without keels; 11 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 9-11 mm long; membranous; without keel; 11-13 -veined. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea 8-10 mm long. Palea keels eciliate, or ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 2 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 3; 5-6 mm long; yellow, or purple. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 5-9 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Yi 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Chimonobambusa lactistriata W.D.Li & Q.X.Wu appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bamboo Res. 4(1): 46 (1985)

    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