GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Dendrocalamus farinosus

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 1000 cm long; 40–60 mm diam.; woody; with aerial roots from the nodes. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 10–21 cm long; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 15–21 cm long; 1 length of internode; coriaceous; brown, or red; hispid; with appressed hairs; with black hairs; truncate at apex; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 7–10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 3–6 mm high; lacerate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; constricted at base; reflexed; 4–12 cm long; 5–12 mm wide; scabrid. Leaves 4–8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 6–7.5 cm long; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2 cm long. Leaf-blades oblong; 9–17 cm long; 15–25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10–14 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Bambuseae. Keng 2002.

Please cite this publication as detailed in How to Cite Version: 3rd February 2016.