1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Parabambusa Widjaja

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms leaning; 1500-2000 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three, or several; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle; auriculate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with spathaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafless between clusters.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-52 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 25-52 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; without keel. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acuminate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Parabambusa Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Reinwardtia 11: 121 (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.

    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