1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos hepburnii S.Dransf.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms leaning, or scandent; 8-9 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 25 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 17.5 cm long; chartaceous; smooth; glabrous; without auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule ciliate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; deciduous; reflexed. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface to pubescent; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 6-12 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; 13-25 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-7 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis glabrous on surface. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 5 mm long; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 5 mm long; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 3 empty glumes; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 9 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Palea 8-9 mm long. 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.

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    Distribution

    Racemobambos hepburnii S.Dransf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1981 Chew, W.L. [4111], Malaysia K000290759 holotype
    Lamb, A. [1980], Sabah K000795454
    Hepburn, A.J. [S.W.], Sabah K000795455
    Dransfield, S. [718], Malaysia 66891.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 37: 670 (1983)

    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
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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/
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    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/
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