1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos schultzei (Pilg.) Holttum

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms leaning; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several (below), or three (above); with subequal branches (below), or 1 branch dominant (above). Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous; without auricles. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 5-7 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9-18 cm long; 5-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; bracteate at pedicel base. Panicle bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches indistinct the panicle almost racemose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 7 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 7 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 10.5-12 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on back; hairy above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 2 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Holttum 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Racemobambos schultzei (Pilg.) Holttum appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 21: 283 (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
    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