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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Urochloa P.Beauv.
      1. Urochloa tanimbarensis (Ohwi) Veldkamp

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Lesser Sunda Islands to New Guinea.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 80-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 8-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-9; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 1.5-2 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 15-25 cm long. Rhachis broadly winged; 1 mm wide. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; subacute; 3-3.2 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; subacute; 3-3.2 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; clasping; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 11 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; sulcate; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3-3.2 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface rugulose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate; without keels. Palea surface rugose.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 3-3.2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Ohwi.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, New Guinea

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Urochloa tanimbarensis (Ohwi) Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1995 Buwalda, P. [4050], Maluku Brachiaria tanimbarensis K000290240 isotype
    Buwalda, P. [4050], Maluku Brachiaria tanimbarensis K000290241 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Blumea 41: 431 (1996)

    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 Brachiaria tanimbarensis.]

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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