1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos glabra Holttum

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms leaning; 12 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 25-30 cm long; smooth; distally pruinose (below nodes). Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous; truncate at apex; without auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule entire. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect, or spreading; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-8 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; 2-3 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-4 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 3 empty glumes; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Palea 10 mm long. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Bam Sabah 1996.

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    Distribution

    Racemobambos glabra Holttum appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Moulton [6797], Malaysia K000290760 isotype

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 270 (1956)

    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 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