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This genus is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 60-100 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Synflorescence on a separate leafless culm. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Sexes segregated; on unisexual branches; with male below. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Palea tightly convolute around flower; 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; without keels. Palea surface pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 2-3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous, or awned. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident.
sex Male
Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous, or awned.
Distribution
Tropical Asia.

Native to:

New Guinea

Buergersiochloa Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 52: 167 (1914)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0