Taxonomic Revision of the Temperate Woody Bamboo Genus Kuruna (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Arundinarieae)

@article{Attigala2016TaxonomicRO,
  title={Taxonomic Revision of the Temperate Woody Bamboo Genus Kuruna (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Arundinarieae)},
  author={Lakshmi Attigala and Hashendra Kathriarachchi and Lynn G. Clark},
  journal={Systematic Botany},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={174 - 196}
}
Abstract Previous molecular phylogenetic analyses based on plastid DNA sequence data supported the recognition of Kuruna as a new temperate woody bamboo (Arundinarieae) genus, representing the twelfth major linage of Arundinarieae. Kuruna is distinguished by a combination of vegetative and reproductive characters including features of rhizomes, branching and synflorescences. Here seven species, distributed in Sri Lanka and southern India, are included in this genus: Kuruna debilis, K… 
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