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This species is accepted, and its native range is Maluku.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms 40-60 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blades 10-15 cm long; 2-3.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 6-12 fertile spikelets. Peduncle glabrous. Panicle open; nodding; 8-12 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches 2-3 -nate; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 7-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets laterally compressed; 17-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1.5-2 mm long; pilose. Floret callus glabrous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 7-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets laterally compressed; 17-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1.5-2 mm long; pilose. Floret callus glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 5-5.5 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 7 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8-9 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma margins pubescent. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 4-6 mm long overall. Palea 7 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1.5-2 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 7 mm long; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Malesia.
Reference
Bromeae. Veldkamp 1997.

Native to:

Maluku

Bromus ceramicus Ohwi appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 18: 11 (1947)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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 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