1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dinochloa Buse
      1. Dinochloa petasiensis Widjaja

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 20-30 cm long; mid-green and white; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 7-8.5 cm long; pilose; with white hairs, or tawny hairs; hairy on margins; auriculate; with 1 mm high auricles; glabrous on shoulders, or ciliate on shoulders (1-2 bristles); shoulders with 4 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; entire, or dentate. Culm-sheath blade narrowly ovate; cordate; erect; 4-7.5 cm long; 5-12 mm wide; attenuate. Leaf-sheaths pilose; hairs tawny. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; curly; 10-17 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 23-39 cm long; 32-53 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in globose clusters; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets; leafless between branches; 30 cm long overall. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate. Upper glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; 2 mm long; coriaceous; without keels. Palea surface glabrous, or puberulous. Palea apex acute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 6; 1.5 mm long; yellow.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Widjaja 2009.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sulawesi

    Dinochloa petasiensis Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Reinwardtia 12: 438 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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 2020. 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 2020. 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