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8. Acidosasa notata (Z. P. Wang & G. H. Ye) S. S. You, J. Bamboo Res. 12(3): 11. 1993.

斑箨酸竹 ban tuo suan zhu

Pseudosasa notata Z. P. Wang & G. H. Ye, J. Nanjing Univ., Nat. Sci. Ed. 1981(1): 97. 1981; Acidosasa fujianensis C. S. Chao & H. Y. Zou; A. longiligula (T. H. Wen) C. S. Chao & C. D. Chu; Arundinaria concava C. D. Chu & H. Y. Zou; A. notata (Z. P. Wang & G. H. Ye) H. Y. Zou ex C. S. Chao & G. Y. Yang; Indosasa longiligula T. H. Wen; ?I. pusilloaurita W. T. Lin; I. wuningensis T. H. Wen & H. Y. Zou; Pleioblastus acutiligulatus W. T. Lin.

Culms 3–6 m, 1.5–2 cm in diam.; internodes 20–25 cm, initially glabrous; wall ca. 3 mm thick, cavity with lamellate pith; nodes weakly prominent. Culm sheaths green, purple striate, sparsely purple spotted, initially shortly setose, margins ciliate; auricles oblong, small, ca. 4 mm; oral setae ca. 7 mm; ligule prominent, ca. 6 mm, ciliate, glaucous; blade reflexed, initially green, lanceolate. Leaves 2–5(–8) per ultimate branch; sheath initially pubescent, soon glabrous; auricles and oral setae developed but soon deciduous; ligule prominent, 5–8 mm, pubescent, erose; blade linear-lanceolate, 11–20(–30) × 1–2.3 (–3) cm, secondary veins 5–7-paired, margins obscurely serrulate. Raceme terminal or lateral. Spikelets 3–5, green, tinged purple, slightly compressed, 2.5–7 × 0.4–0.6 cm; florets 3–10; pedicel 2–13 mm, glabrous, terminal one longer. Rachilla ca. 7 mm, pubescent; glumes glabrous; lemma 1.4–1.9 cm, sparsely pubescent; palea 1.3–1.5 cm, pubescent; lodicules 5–6 mm, margin transparent. Anthers yellow. New shoots Apr, fl. Apr–May.

* Forming pure stands or mixed with other bamboos; 500–1000 m. C and S Fujian, Jiangxi.

This species and Pseudosasa maculifera are possibly synonymous.

The shoots are sweet, and the culms are commonly used to make containers and tools.


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