1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Holttumochloa K.M.Wong
      1. Holttumochloa magica (Ridl.) K.M.Wong

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Malaysia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms 300-500 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 30-60 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; in a clump. Culm-sheaths 15-25 cm long; hispid; with dark brown hairs; convex at apex; auriculate; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed; 10 cm long; 3 mm wide. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8-16 cm long; 8-15 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts and foliaceous subtending bracts; bracts 20-30 mm long; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; flattened; 3-5 mm long; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; flattened; 3-5 mm long; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes several; 1 empty glumes.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10-15 mm long; without keel. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 4-5 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6; 4-5 mm long. Ovary umbonate.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Holttum 1995.

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    Distribution

    Holttumochloa magica (Ridl.) K.M.Wong appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ridley, H.N. [12114], Peninsular Malaysia K000290780 isotype
    Ridley, H.N. [12114], Peninsular Malaysia K000290779 isotype
    Wray, L. [1560], Malaysia K000290781 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 48: 520 (1993)

    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.
    • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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.
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    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