1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos rupicola Widjaja

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms scandent; pendulous at the tip; 2000 cm long; 20-30 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 25 cm long; distally pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three, or several; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 16.3-18.5 cm long; chartaceous; glabrous; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; erect; 9.8-15 cm long; 13-18 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 3-7 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 10 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear; 5.5-12.5 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Widjaja 2002.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Racemobambos rupicola Widjaja appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Widjaja, E.A. [6644], Irian Jaya K000290749 isotype
    Widjaja, E.A. [6644], Irian Jaya K000290750 isotype

    First published in Reinwardtia 11: 126 (1997)

    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.

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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