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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Sabah).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms leaning; 5-7 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 40-50 cm long; yellow, or light green; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three, or several; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous; without auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed; 15 cm long. Leaves cauline; 8-18 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 20-25 cm long; 30-40 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; 20 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-3 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 8 mm long; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 8 mm long; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 15 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. 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.

    Distribution

    Racemobambos rigidifolia Holttum appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dransfield, S. [715], Malaysia 66968.000

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 273 (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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.

    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