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Indocalamus hamadae

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Indocalamus hamadae (Hatus.) Stapleton

Synonyms: Pseudosasa hamadae Hatus.; Indocalamus tessellatus f. hamadae (Hatus.) Ohrnb.; Arundinaria hamadae (Hatus.) Demoly.

  Missouri Botanical Garden's Tropicos Database of Names  TROPICOS

    International Plant Names Index   IPNI

   Multilingual Multiscript Plant Names Database  MMPND

 Electronic Plant Identification CentreElectronic Plant Identification Centre  KEW

Culms to 4 m tall, to 1.5 cm thick, nodding to pendulous; internodes 8–20 cm, not finely ridged, basally glossy, distally lightly white-pruinose with a very distinct persistent dense brown scurfy ring below node; nodes with slightly raised supra-nodal ridge, sheath scar not raised; branches (2–)3(–4). Culm sheath longer than the internode, to 30 cm, apically narrow, to 3 mm wide, with sparse appressed antrorse setae, external margin ciliate at first; auricles absent; oral setae absent; ligule to 0.5 mm, truncate; blade to 3 cm, narrowly lanceolate, to 3 mm wide, erect, glabrous, deciduous. Leaf sheaths with central ridge, glabrous, not pruinose, margins glabrous; ligule to 1 mm, truncate, ciliate, glabrous, external ligule shortly ciliate; blade large, broad, to 40 cm long, to 8 cm wide, glabrous. 2n = unknown. Named after Ms Hamada, Japanese botanist.

The only species of Indocalamus from Japan, I. hamadae differs from the Chinese species in having stronger branch development, larger stature, and a prominent ridge or keel on the leaf sheaths.













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[hamadae] [latifolius] [longiauritus] [tessellatus ]