12. Indosasa gigantea (T. H. Wen) T. H. Wen, J. Bamboo Res. 19(1): 22. 1991.
橄榄竹 gan lan zhu
Sinobambusa gigantea T. H. Wen, J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 57. 1983; Acidosasa gigantea (T. H. Wen) Q. Z. Xie & W. Y. Zhang.
Culms 9–12 m, 5–10 cm in diam.; internodes initially green, yellow-green in age, 50–77 cm, glaucous, glabrous, minutely papillate; nodes prominent, glaucous. Culm sheaths golden-yellow or pale red-brown, triangular, 2–4 cm wide, glaucous, purple-brown setose, basally subglabrous, apex narrow; auricles ovate to elliptic, ca. 11 × 7–8 mm, rugose, abaxially roughly hairy; oral setae erect, 5–10 mm; ligule prominent, 3–5 m, roughly hairy, with cilia 2–3 mm; blade striate, lanceolate to triangular, margins retrorsely setose, both surfaces glabrous. Leaves 3 or 4 per ultimate branch; sheath glabrous; auricles and oral setae absent; ligule ca. 2 mm; blade lanceolate, 8–13 × 1.4–2 cm, mainly glabrous, abaxially proximally pubescent, secondary veins 5- or 6-paired, serrulate. Flowering branchlets lateral, 8–9 cm. Pseudospikelets 2 or 3, 5–6 cm; florets 7–9. Glumes 1 or 2; lemma glabrous; palea nearly as long as lemma, keels and apex ciliate; lodicules 3–4 mm. Ovary 0.5–1 mm; styles ca. 2.5 mm; stigmas 3.
* Low hills. N Fujian; cultivated in Zhejiang.
A different interpretation of the inflorescence can place this species in Acidosasa.