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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms leaning; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; scaberulous; distally pubescent; with reflexed hairs. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous; without auricles. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 5 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear; 4-9 cm long; 3.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-4 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-45 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 6-6.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-45 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 6-6.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 8.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Palea 8-10 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 1.5 mm long. Anthers 6; 4.5 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Holttum 1996.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Racemobambos multiramosa Holttum appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1957 Hoogland, R.D. [5943] K000290755 isotype
    Hoogland, R.D. [5943] K000290754 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 21: 282 (1967)

    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