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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & E. New Guinea.

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Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms 60-100 cm long. Leaves cauline. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 6.5-27 cm long; 14-55 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
Inflorescences
Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Synflorescence on a separate leafless culm. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; lanceolate; 7-21 cm long. Sexes segregated; on unisexual branches; with male below. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; pubescent.
Spikelets
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; obtuse. Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; lanceolate; 2.7-4.4 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous, or awned (0-25mm).
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; obtuse.
Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 3-7 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 3-7 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Florets
Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; 4-9 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 5-30 mm long overall. Palea ovate; tightly convolute around flower; 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; without keels. Palea surface pubescent. Palea apex acute.
Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 2-3; 1.2-4.2 mm long. Filaments united in a tube. Stigmas 2.
Male
Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; lanceolate; 2.7-4.4 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous, or awned (0-25mm).
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
Reference
Olyreae. Fijten.

Native to:

New Guinea

Buergersiochloa bambusoides Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 1975 Ledermann, C.L. [8276], Papua New Guinea K000290504 isotype
Smith, L.S. [166], Papua New Guinea K000290503 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 52: 168 (1914)

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.
  • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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