1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dinochloa Buse
      1. Dinochloa dielsiana Pilg.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines (Palawan).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; zigzag; 2000-2500 cm long; 25 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15-20 cm long; 20 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in stellate clusters; dense; 2-4 cm between clusters; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between branches; 100-200 cm long overall. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume orbicular; 2 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblate; 3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex cuspidate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma orbicular; 4 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma apex cuspidate. Palea orbicular; involute; coriaceous; 9 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 6; anther tip smooth. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with fleshy pericarp. Endosperm evanescent.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Pilger 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Philippines

    Dinochloa dielsiana Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Merrill, E.D. [711], Philippines K000291002 isotype

    First published in G.H.Perkins & al., Fragm. Fl. Philipp. 1: 148 (1904)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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