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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or puberulous; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; conduplicate, or convolute; 15-17 cm long; 5-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 5-12 fertile spikelets; bracteate at pedicel base. Panicle open; linear; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches indistinct the panicle almost racemose. Panicle axis glabrous, or puberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 34-42 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 34-42 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 3 empty glumes; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3 mm long; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume ovate; 9 mm long; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 12-15 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 11 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 11-12 mm long; 8-10 -veined. Palea keels pubescent. Palea surface pubescent; hairy above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 6; 7 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Dransfield 1996.

    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 18, 2001 Sidiyasa, K. [1614], Indonesia K000457919

    First published in Kew Bull. 37: 674 (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
    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