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60. Bambusa remotiflora (Kuntze) L. C. Chia & H. L. Fung, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 214. 1980.

甲竹 jia zhu

Arundarbor remotiflora Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 760. 1891; Bambusa lingnanioides W. T. Lin; Lingnania fimbriligu-lata McClure; L. parviflora McClure; L. remotiflora (Kuntze) McClure.

Culms 8–12 m, 5–7.5 cm in diam.; internodes 30–40 cm, initially with brown, longitudinally arranged hairs; wall 6–9 mm thick; nodes flat, initially with a ring of yellow tomentum; sheath scars glabrous; branching from base. Branches many, central branches dominant. Culm sheaths deciduous, thickly leathery, dark brown hispid, apex truncate or slightly concave; auricles narrowly oblong, oral setae several; ligule convex, 2–3 mm, fimbriate; blade reflexed, base ca. 1/3 as wide as sheath apex, adaxially strigose. Leaf sheaths glabrous; ligule fimbriate, 2–3 mm; auricles deciduous, small; oral setae straight; blade lanceolate, 9–20 × 1–3 cm. Pseudospikelets 1–2.4 cm; florets 4–7. Glumes 1 or 2, 3.5–5.5 mm; lemma ca. 9 × 5–6 mm; palea about as long as lemma. Anthers ca. 4 mm. Stigmas 3. Caryopsis unknown.

Lowland river banks; 200–500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [Vietnam].

The culms are used for weaving.


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