Gaoligongshania megalothyrsa

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Gaoligongshania megalothyrsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Gaoligongshania
Species: G. megalothyrsa
Binomial name
Gaoligongshania megalothyrsa
(Hand.-Mazz.) D.Z.Li, Hsueh & N.H.Xia
Synonyms

Arundinaria megalothyrsaHandel-Mazzetti
Indocalamus megalothyrsus (Handel-Mazzetti) C. S. Chao & C. D. Chu
Monocladus megalothyrsus(Handel-Mazzetti) T. P. Yi
Yushania megalothyrsa(Handel-Mazzetti) T. H. Wen

Gaoligongshania megalothyrsa is a species of small, bushy mountain bamboo,[1] of the monotypic genus Gaoligongshania.[2] Like Ferrocalamus,[3] this genus is found only in Yunnan Province of China, and near the Myanmar border, at an altitude of 1,600 to 2,200 m (5,200 to 7,200 ft). It is named after the Gaoligong Mountains, where it is endemic.[1]

Description[edit]

Gaoligongshania megalothyrsa is an annual or perennial small bamboo, having the culms 1 to 3.5 m long and about 1 cm in diameter. The internodes are 30–35 cm in distance. Culm sheaths are persistent, yellow or green-brown in colour. Along the internodes are leathery, dense, short and spiny hairs. The auricles are well-developed, and purple in colour. Leaf sheaths are covered by white powdery material; the leaf blade is oblong-lanceolate, with long transverse and parallel veins. Anthers are yellow about 5 mm in length. Ovary is oblong. New shoots are produced during April and May, and flowering time is in October.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c De-Zhu Li & Chris Stapleton. "Gaoligongshania megalothyrsa". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ De-Zhu Li & Chris Stapleton. "Gaoligongshania". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  3. ^ De-Zhu Li & Chris Stapleton. "Ferrocalamus". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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