Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (05): 546-550.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201514163

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Revision on Cephalostachyum Munro (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) in China

 YANG  Han-Qi-1, LI  De-Zhu-2   

  1. 1 Research Institute of Resource Insects, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Kunming 650224, China;
    2 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China
  • Received:2014-12-05 Online:2015-09-25 Published:2015-02-16
  • Supported by:

    国家自然科学基金 (31270662)、云南省科技厅 (2014HB041) 和中国林科院资源昆虫研究所基本科研业务费专项 (riricaf2012005M)


Species of Cephalostachyum Munro (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) from China are distributed in Yunnan and Tibet, mainly in Yunnan. In this paper, we discussed species of Cephalostachyum and compiled a key to species from China, based on recent studies on micromorphological characters of leaf epidermis and molecular phylogenetics of paleotropical woody bamboos. There is a total of seven species of Cephalostachyum distributed in China, all in Yunnan: Cchinense (Rendle) DZ. Li et HQ. Yang,  Cfuchsianum Gamble et Hook. f., Cmannii (Gamble) Stapleton et DZ. Li, Cpallidum Munro, Cpingbianense (Hsueh et YM. Yang ex Yi et al.) DZ. Li et HQ. Yang, Csanguineum (WP. Zhang) DZ. Li et HQ. Yang and Cscandens Bor. Leptocanna Chia et HL. Fung and Cvirulentum YM Yang et F. Du are synonyms of Cephalostachyum Munro and Cfuchsianum Gamble et Hook. f. respectively. On the other hand, Cpergracile Munro and Cvirgatum (Munro) Kurz are morphologically closer to Schizostachyum Nees than to Cephalostachyum, and they should be treated as members of Schizostachyum. This paper is of significance to a worldwide revision of Cephalostachyum.

Key words: Bambusoideae, Cephalostachyum, Phylogenetics, Schizostachyum, Taxonomy

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