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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Temburongia S.Dransf. & K.M.Wong

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; 760-1300 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Culm-nodes flanged. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths auriculate. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; linear, or clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 7-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 7-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; scarious; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; scarious; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate. Fertile lemma ovate; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; obtuse, or acute. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Temburongia S.Dransf. & K.M.Wong appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Sandakania 7: 55 (1996)

    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