Phyllostachys aurea*

Phyllostachys aurea* Rivière &
C.Rivière. Bull. Soc. Acclim. Ser. 3, 5: 716 (1878).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Bambusoideae. Tribe Bambuseae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: T: Anon. s.n., Africa: Tunis: Cultivated in
"Jardim du Hamma" (P).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
, [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South
(53), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales
(341), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (358).

[1984] N.T.Burbidge. rev. S.W.L.Jacobs, Australian Grasses  (215), [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst,
F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia  (52, fig.18; plate 1), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs,
R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales, 4th edn

Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Basal leaf sheaths absent. Culms erect,
200–800 cm tall, 20–30 mm diam., woody. Mid-culm internodes hollow,
thin-walled, glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths
glabrous on surface or hairy. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule a fringed
membrane, a ciliate membrane, 1 mm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate or oblong,
flat, 5–15 cm long, 5–22 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous or indumented.

Inflorescence unknown.

Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets, comprising 2 fertile floret(s), with a barren rachilla extension,
lanceolate, laterally compressed, 18–25 mm long.

Glumes. Upper
glume oblong, chartaceous, without keels.

Fertile lemma 15 mm long, without keel. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Europe, Africa, Temperate Asia, Australasia, Pacific, North
America, and South America.

: South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales.

South Australia:
Southern Lofty. Queensland: Moreton. New South Wales: North
Coast, Central Coast.

Naturalized in several areas on the central and north coasts, N.S.W. Native of


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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith