1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Kinabaluchloa K.M.Wong

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to W. Malesia.

    [GB]

    nonem

    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms leaning (1/1); 300-883.3-1800 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several (1/1); in a clump (1/1); with subequal branches (1/1). Culm-sheaths auriculate (1/1). Culm-sheath blade linear (1/2), or ovate (1/2); cordate (1/1). Leaf-sheath auricles absent (2), or erect (1). Ligule an eciliate membrane (2), or a ciliate membrane (1). Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts (2), or spathaceous subtending bracts (1); with axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafy between clusters (2/2).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-4 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-24.66-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-4 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-24.66-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several. Lower glume ovate (1/1). Lower glume apex cuspidate (1/1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate (2), or ovate (1); without keel; 9 -veined (1/2), or 14 -veined (1/2). Lemma margins eciliate (2), or ciliolate (1). Lemma apex acute (2), or cuspidate (1). Palea 1 length of lemma; 10 -veined (2), or 12-16 -veined (1). Palea keels separated (2), or approximate (1); ciliolate. Palea apex dentate (1/1). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped (1), or distinct from fertile (2); 1 in number (2/2).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; glabrous (1), or ciliate (2). Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary unappendaged (1), or umbonate (2).
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Malaya, Thailand, Vietnam

    Kinabaluchloa K.M.Wong appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 48: 523 (1993)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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 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