1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos ceramica S.Dransf.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; pachymorph. Culms scandent; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; smooth. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a clump. Culm-sheaths without auricles. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 5-8 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-13.5 cm long; 5-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; bearing few spikelets. Panicle axis puberulous. Panicle branches puberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile and pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 22-32 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes flattened; 5 mm long; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 22-32 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes flattened; 5 mm long; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 3 empty glumes; persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.5 mm long; 0.4-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 6.3 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 10 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 7-8.5 mm long; 3 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 10 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins pubescent. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 6.5 mm long; 8 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets distinct from fertile; 1 in number; rudimentary.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 2 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6; 3 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Dransfield 2001.

    Distribution

    Racemobambos ceramica S.Dransf. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Reinwardtia 9: 386 (1980)

    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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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