G.43 Dendrocalamus Nees

Stewart, J.L. & Brandis D. (1874) The Forest Flora of North-West and Central India Wm. H. Allen & Co.

Description of the genus

Large, mostly erect, stems usually massed together in compact clumps. Flowers in a few species on leaf-bearing stems, normally on leafless stems, which die after the seed is ripe. Several species flower annually. Scales absent. Caryopsis with a thick pericarp narrowed into the persistent base of the style.

Worldwide: c. 35 species from India and Sri Lanka to China and the Philippines

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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giganteus Wall. ex MunroImage

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dendrocalamus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dendrocalamus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dendrocalamus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dendrocalamus
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iNaturalist: Dendrocalamus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dendrocalamus
JSTOR Plant Science: Dendrocalamus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dendrocalamus
Plants of the World Online: Dendrocalamus
Tropicos: Dendrocalamus
Wikipedia: Dendrocalamus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dendrocalamus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2539, retrieved 13 June 2024

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