1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Fimbribambusa Widjaja

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Malesia to New Guinea.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms leaning; 700-1025-1400 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Culm-nodes swollen (1/1). Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several (1/1); with subequal branches (1/1). Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle (1/1); auriculate (1/1). Culm-sheath blade ovate (1/1). Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong (1). Leaf-blade venation without cross veins (1), or with distinct cross veins (1).
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafless between clusters (1/1); on the same culm as leaves (1), or on a separate leafless culm (1).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets (1), or 5-6 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or oblong (1); laterally compressed (1), or subterete (1); 6-10.5-16 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets (1), or 5-6 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or oblong (1); laterally compressed (1), or subterete (1); 6-10.5-16 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent (1/1); shorter than spikelet (1/1). Upper glume ovate (1/1). Upper glume apex acuminate (1/1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate (1), or ovate (1); without keel. Lemma surface smooth (1), or scabrous (1). Lemma apex acute; muticous (1), or mucronate (1). Palea 1 length of lemma; 8-10 -veined (1/1). Palea surface glabrous (1), or puberulous (1). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped (1), or distinct from fertile (1); 1 in number (1/1); male (1/1); rudimentary (1/1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2 (1), or 3 (1); membranous (1/1); glabrous (1), or ciliate (1). Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex (1/1).
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Jawa, New Guinea, Philippines

    Fimbribambusa Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Reinwardtia 11: 80 (1997)

    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.

    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 Bambusa.]

    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