1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chimonobambusa Makino
      1. Chimonobambusa rigidula (Hsueh & T.P.Yi) T.H.Wen & Ohrnb.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200-600 cm long; 15-30 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete, or quadrangular; thick-walled; 10-24 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, or coriaceous; glabrous, or hispid; with tawny hairs; hairy on margins; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Culm-sheath blade linear; deciduous; erect. Leaves cauline; 1-3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 7-13 cm long; 8-17 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 6-8 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; paniculate; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 17-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 17-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 4-5 empty glumes; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-6 mm long; membranous; without keels; 7-11 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 8-14 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 9-13 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 7-12 mm long. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 1.5-3 mm long; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3; 5-7 mm long; purple. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with fleshy pericarp; oblong; 8-11 mm long. Endosperm evanescent.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Wen 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

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

    First published in D.Ohrnberger, Bamboos World Gen. Chimonobambusa: 42 (1990)

    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