1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Saccharum L.
      1. Saccharum beccarii (Stapf) Cope

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sumatera.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; robust; 150-300 cm long; 4-8 mm diam. Culm-internodes solid. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-30 cm long; 20-40 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle with branches tipped by a raceme. Panicle open; ovate; 20-40 cm long. Racemes 1-2 cm long; bearing 7-17 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subterete. Rhachis internodes filiform; 2-3.5 mm long. Rhachis internode tip clavate. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile and pedicelled; 2 in the cluster; subequal. Pedicels filiform; 1.3-2.3 mm long; tip widened.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base, or with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs red; 6 mm long; 1.5-2 length of spikelet.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base, or with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate. Spikelet callus hairs red; 6 mm long; 1.5-2 length of spikelet.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume margins ciliolate (above). Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-keeled; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 3 -veined; distinctly veined; truncate. Fertile lemma oblong; 3-4 mm long; hyaline. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.5 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; flexuous; 8-12 mm long overall; with a straight or slightly twisted column. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sumatera

    Saccharum beccarii (Stapf) Cope appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Sumatera K000290166 syntype
    Beccari, O. [398], Sumatera K000290165 isotype
    Beccari, O. [398], Sumatera K000290164 holotype
    Lörsing, J.S. [6012], Indonesia K000290167 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 35: 703 (1980)

    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