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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Malaysia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; pachymorph. Culms 5-10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled. Lateral branches dendroid. Leaves cauline; 5-8 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-18 cm long; 8-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; 2-4 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-5 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 3-4.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 3-4.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 6 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 10 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; keel-less except near apex; 9 -veined. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 14-15 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex setaceously attenuate. Palea 10 mm long. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 3 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6; 5 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Holttum 1995.

    Distribution

    Racemobambos setifera Holttum appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 271 (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.
    • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
    • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

    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