Overview

Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Bambusa gibba McClure:
Ecuador (South America)
Vietnam (Asia)
China (Asia)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
  • Soreng, R. J., G. Davidse, P. M. Peterson, F. O. Zuloaga, E. J. Judziewicz, T. S. Filgueiras & O. Morrone. 2003 and onwards. On-line taxonomic novelties and updates, distributional additions and corrections, and editorial changes since the four published volumes of the Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. vols. 39, 41, 46, and 48. http://www.tropicos.org/Project/CNWG:. In R. J. Soreng, G. Davidse, P. M. Peterson, F. O. Zuloaga, T. S. Filgueiras, E. J. Judziewicz & O. Morrone Internet Cat. New World Grasses. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1024044 External link.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez. (eds.) 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: i–viii, 1–1181.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/42250 External link.
  • Flora of China Editorial Committee. 2006. Fl. China 22: 1–733. Science Press & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Beijing & St. Louis.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1029690 External link.
  • Soreng, R. J. 2000. Bambusa. In Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae): I. Subfamilies Anomochlooideae, Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Pharoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 39: 29–35.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1003711 External link.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Culms 7–10 m, 3.5–6 cm in diam., basally flexuose, apically suberect; internodes 30–40 cm, inflated near base, initially white powdery, basal internodes initially sparsely stiffly gray-white or brown strigose; wall 3–5 mm thick; nodes glabrous; branching to base. Branches usually 3 at lower nodes with branchlets sometimes specialized into weak thorns; several on middle and upper nodes, 3 central branches dominant. Culm sheaths deciduous, ribbed-striate when dry, glabrous, apex obliquely truncate, with a triangular protuberance on higher shoulder; auricles obviously unequal, sometimes weak; larger auricle ovate-lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 5–6 mm; smaller auricle ovate or elliptic, 2–3 mm; oral setae slender, undulate; ligule arched, 2–3 mm, finely dentate and fimbriate; blade deciduous, erect, narrowly triangular, base not narrowed, nearly 2/3 as wide as sheath apex. Leaf blade linear-lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 8.5–14.5 × 0.8–1.3 cm, abaxially densely pubescent, adaxially glabrous. Pseudospikelets linear, 2–3 cm; prophylls ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, keels ciliate, apex obtuse; gemmiferous bracts 4, ovate, 1.5–3.5 mm, apex obtuse and mucronate; florets 4–8; rachilla segments flat, ca. 3.5 mm, slightly hairy, apex inflated and ciliolate. Glumes 1, ovate-elliptic, 6–6.5 mm, 15-veined, apex acute, mucronate; lemma ovate-oblong, ca. 1.1 cm, 17-veined, apex acute, mucronate; palea nearly as long as lemma or shorter, keels glabrous, 3-veined between and on either side of keels, apex obtuse with a cluster of white hairs; lodicules 3, subequal, ca. 1.5 mm, margins long ciliate toward apex, base thickened, anterior 2 broadly elliptic, posterior ovate. Anther obtuse at apex. Ovary ovoid, ca. 0.5 mm, base stalked, apex hairy; style ca. 0.5 mm; stigmas 3. Fruit unknown.
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Type Information

Holotype for Bambusa gibba McClure
Catalog Number: US 2802943
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. L. Fung
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: S of Kanchow., Kwangsi Chuang, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Holotype: McClure, F. A. 1940. Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 10.
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Isotype for Bambusa gibba McClure
Catalog Number: US 2804298
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. L. Fung
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: Kwangsi Chuang, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Isotype: McClure, F. A. 1940. Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 10.
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Type collection for Bambusa gibba McClure
Catalog Number: US 2804299
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. L. Fung
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: Kwangsi Chuang, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Type collection: McClure, F. A. 1940. Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 10.
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Isotype for Bambusa gibba McClure
Catalog Number: US 2804300
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. L. Fung
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: Kwangsi Chuang, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Isotype: McClure, F. A. 1940. Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 10.
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Holotype for Bambusa gibba McClure
Catalog Number: US 2802942
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. L. Fung
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: Kwangsi Chuang, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Holotype: McClure, F. A. 1940. Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 10.
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Holotype for Bambusa gibba McClure
Catalog Number: US 2802944
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. L. Fung
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: South of Kanchow., Kwangsi Chuang, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Holotype: McClure, F. A. 1940. Lingnan Univ. Sci. Bull. 9: 10.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat & Distribution

Low hills, around villages. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi [Vietnam].
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Notes

Comments

This species was misidentified as Bambusa tulda by Merrill and Chun (Sunyatsenia 2: 207. 1935).
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