1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Perrierbambus A.Camus

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 500-550-600 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many (1/1); thinner than stem. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1), or ovate (1). Leaf-blade venation without cross veins (1), or with distinct cross veins (1).
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; scanty; with foliaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1); dorsally compressed; 8.3-12.18-16.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1); dorsally compressed; 8.3-12.18-16.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure (1), or two (1); persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate (1/1); 0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous (1/1); without keels (1/1); 11 -veined (1/1). Lower glume apex acuminate (1/1). Upper glume oblong (1), or ovate (1); 0.6-0.65-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 13-15 -veined (1), or 17 -veined (1). Upper glume lateral veins with cross-veins (1/1). Upper glume surface smooth (1), or asperulous (1). Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate (1), or ovate (1); chartaceous; without keel; 17 -veined (1), or 19 -veined (1). Lemma surface smooth (1), or scaberulous (1); glabrous (1), or puberulous (1). Lemma apex acute (1), or acuminate (1). Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 10-11 -veined (1), or 12 -veined, or 13-14 -veined (1); without keels (1), or 2-keeled (1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2. Ovary unappendaged (1), or umbonate (1); pubescent on apex (1/1).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; apex rostrate (1/1).
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Perrierbambus A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 71: 699 (1924)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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