1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Soejatmia K.M.Wong
      1. Soejatmia ridleyi (Gamble) 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; 20-45 cm long; distally pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths 9 cm long; pubescent; with white hairs; auriculate; with 10 mm high auricles; setose on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade ovate; cordate; erect; 5-7 cm long; 20 mm wide; acuminate. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 10-20 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 4-10 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2-0.3 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 20-30 cm long; 25-50 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 40-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 5-7 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 40-50 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 5-7 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes several.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 18-22 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea 12-16 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 8-9 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6; 8 mm long; anther tip apiculate. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Holttum 1995.

    Distribution

    Soejatmia ridleyi (Gamble) K.M.Wong appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dransfield, S. [914], Malaysia 66239.000
    Dransfield, S. [914], Malaysia 66892.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 48: 532 (1993)

    Not 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. [Cited as Kinabaluchloa ridleyi.]

    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
    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 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