1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Neololeba Widjaja

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Malesia to NE. Australia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect (1/2), or leaning (1/2); 400-550-800 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths persistent (1/1); without auricles (1), or auriculate (2). Culm-sheath blade ovate (1/2), or triangular (1/2); narrower than sheath (1/1). Leaf-sheath auricles absent (1), or falcate (2). Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate (1); stiff (1), or firm (2).
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous (2/2); clustered at the nodes (2/2); in untidy tufts (2/2); with glumaceous subtending bracts (1/2), or spathaceous subtending bracts (1/2); with axillary buds at base of spikelet (2/2).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets (1/2), or 10 fertile florets (1/2); without rhachilla extension (1/2), or with diminished florets at the apex (1/2). Spikelets lanceolate (1/2), or ovate (1/2); laterally compressed (2/2); 10-12.09-15.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity (2/2); disarticulating below each fertile floret (2/2).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets (1/2), or 10 fertile florets (1/2); without rhachilla extension (1/2), or with diminished florets at the apex (1/2). Spikelets lanceolate (1/2), or ovate (1/2); laterally compressed (2/2); 10-12.09-15.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity (2/2); disarticulating below each fertile floret (2/2).
    Glume
    Glumes two (1/2), or several (1/2); persistent (2/2); shorter than spikelet (2/2). Upper glume ovate (1/1); 5-7 -veined (1/1). Upper glume apex acute (1/1); mucronate (1/1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate (2/2); without keel (2/2). Lemma surface glabrous (1/2), or hispidulous (1/2). Lemma margins ciliate (2/2). Lemma apex acute (2/2); mucronate (1/2), or awned (1/2); 1 -awned (1/1). Palea 6-8 -veined (1/1). Palea keels ciliolate (2/2). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped (1/1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent (2/2). Anthers 6 (2/2). Stigmas 3 (2/2). Ovary umbonate (2/2); pubescent on apex (1/2), or pubescent all over (1/2).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp (1/1).
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia, or Australasia (1), or Pacific (1).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bismarck Archipelago, Maluku, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Myanmar, Vietnam

    Neololeba Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2000 Triono, T. [112], New Guinea 64389.000
    Sep 1, 2000 Triono, T. [112], Papua New Guinea K000743028

    First published in Reinwardtia 11: 112 (1997)

    Not 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. [Cited as Bambusa.]

    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