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

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Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 400-700 cm long; 10-30 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes channelled, or quadrangular; thin-walled; 12-25 cm long; smooth; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; in a horizontal line; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; green, or brown; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Culm-sheath blade linear; erect; 0.5-1.1 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 2-3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 2-4 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 8-12 cm long; 13-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8-10 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially.
Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; paniculate; with glumaceous subtending bracts and spathaceous subtending bracts; bracts 15-25 mm long; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; with ultimate bract subtending a compact bracteolate fascicle of spikelets. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 3-10 mm long.
Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 5-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 5-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Glume
Glumes several; 3 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-13 mm long; membranous; without keels; 7-10 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 8-13 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 7-11 mm long. Palea keels ciliate. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3; 5-6.5 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Fruits
Caryopsis with fleshy pericarp. Endosperm evanescent.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bambuseae. Wen 1996.

Native to:

China South-Central

Chimonobambusa communis (Hsueh & T.P.Yi) T.H.Wen & Ohrnb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Ohrnberger, Bamboos World 5: 308 (1999)

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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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