1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos pairinii K.M.Wong

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect, or scandent; pendulous at the tip; 300-500 cm long; 5-9 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 30-40 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two, or three, or several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous; concave at apex; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade linear; spreading, or reflexed. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-4 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-24 cm long; 15-30 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; 7-11 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 4-5 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis pubescent on surface. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 45-60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 7 mm long; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 45-60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 7 mm long; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume 4-8 mm long. Lower glume surface pubescent. Upper glume 14 mm long. Upper glume surface pubescent.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 14-16 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex mucronate. Palea surface puberulous. 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.

    Distribution

    Racemobambos pairinii K.M.Wong appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sandakania 1: 3 (1992)

    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