1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Fimbribambusa Widjaja
      1. Fimbribambusa microcephala (Pilg.) Widjaja

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms leaning; pendulous at the tip; 1200-1400 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 30-45 cm long; smooth; distally pruinose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle; 15 cm long; glabrous; auriculate; with 4 mm high auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5-3 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade ovate; spreading, or reflexed. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or ciliate; curly; 5 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 17-21 cm long; 30-50 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    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 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 5.5-6.5 mm long; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea 8-10 -veined. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; male; rudimentary.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 2 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Holttum 1996.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Fimbribambusa microcephala (Pilg.) Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 20, 1963 Schlechter, F.R.R. [14212], Papua New Guinea Bambusa microcephala K000290561 isosyntype

    First published in Reinwardtia 11: 82 (1997)

    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 microcephala.]

    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