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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; pachymorph. Culms scandent; 3-6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 17 cm long. Culm-nodes brown; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths without auricles. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface to pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 6 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3-13 cm long; 5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 3-9 fertile spikelets; bracteate at pedicel base. Panicle open; ovate; 3 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Panicle axis pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile and pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes flattened; 2 mm long; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes flattened; 2 mm long; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1 mm long; 0.25-0.33 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 0.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 5-7 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins pubescent. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 6 mm long; 4 -veined. Palea surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy on back. Apical sterile florets distinct from fertile; 1 in number; rudimentary.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 1 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Dransfield 2001.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sulawesi

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sands, M.J.S. [575], Indonesia K000290764 isotype
    Sands, M.J.S. [575], Indonesia K000290763 holotype
    Sands, M.J.S. [575], Indonesia K000290765 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 47: 707 (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
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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/
    © 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/
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