1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Ottochloa Dandy
      1. Ottochloa grandiflora Jansen

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms geniculately ascending; 30-50 cm long; 2.5 mm diam.; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches ample; arising from lower culm and mid culm. Leaf-sheaths 3-4 cm long; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-15 cm long; 8-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-6; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 1-2 cm long; bearing 4-6 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis 10-15 cm long. Rhachis angular; scaberulous on margins. Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels unequal; 2-5 mm long; tip cupuliform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acute; 6 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acute; 6 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long; 0.4-0.5 length of upper glume; 0.15-0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4 mm long; 0.3-0.4 length of spikelet; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; much thinner on margins; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; 6 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 2 -veined.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Jansen 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Ottochloa grandiflora Jansen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Reinwardtia 2: 313 (1953)

    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.

    Sources

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

    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