Bamboo p.Rivalis

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  1. Peter C

    Peter C Member

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    Hi I have ordered some bamboo p.Rivalis. I am finding it almost impossible to find a detailed description of this particular bamboo or a photoof it. Is there anyone out there who has information or knows where I can find the info

    Regards Peter C
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What does the "p" stand for?
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    I don't see it listed with the ABS
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    this is the species description as listed in the Flora of China
    http://www.fna.org/china/mss/volume22/FOC22_101-200.pdf

    45. Phyllostachys rivalis H. R. Zhao & A. T. Liu, Acta
    Phytotax. Sin. 18: 189. 1980.
    河竹he zhu
    Culms ca. 4 m or more, 1.5–2 cm in diam.; internodes
    initially purple-brown or yellow-green with inconspicuous
    purple stripes, becoming yellow-brown, tinged with purple, to
    24 cm, white powdery, retrorsely setose especially below
    nodes, becoming glabrous or scabrous; wall 2.5–3 mm thick;
    nodal ridge elevated, more prominent than sheath scar; sheath
    scar initially hairy. Culm sheaths green to purple-brown, or
    distally milky-white with green veins and inconspicuous purple
    stripes, papery, glabrous or sparsely deciduous-strigose,
    sometimes densely pubescent at base, upper margins brown
    ciliate; auricles absent; oral setae absent or weakly developed;
    ligule green, truncate or slightly concave, 0.8–1 mm, with pale
    brown cilia to 2 mm; blade erect, green with purple margins,
    narrowly triangular to linear-triangular, flat. Leaves (2 or)3–5(–
    7) per ultimate branch; sheath initially purple, apically
    pubescent; auricles absent; oral setae erect; ligule purple-red,
    truncate, ca. 0.5 mm; pseudopetiole ca. 1 mm; blade 4.6–8 ×
    0.6–1.1 cm, slightly thickened, abaxially initially pubescent.
    Inflorescence not known. New shoots early May.
    * Valleys, streambanks. Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang.
    Sometimes planted along riverbanks to prevent erosion; the culms
    are used for fencing.
     
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    Thank you very much for the info
    Regards Perter
     

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