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This species is accepted, and its native range is Australia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths pubescent; persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths, or curly dead sheaths. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect; 30-100 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes bearded. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3-5.5 mm long; membranous. Leaf-blades 15-25 cm long; 2-4.5 mm wide; aromatic. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough abaxially; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence compound; linear; 25 cm long; dense. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole elliptic; 2-3.4 cm long; herbaceous; pubescent (on margins). Peduncle 0.6 cm long; pubescent above. Racemes 2; paired; erect; 1.7-2.2 cm long. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; semiterete; villous on surface. Rhachis internodes linear. Rhachis internode tip transverse; cupuliform. Raceme-bases flattened; subequal; pilose. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; semiterete; villous.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 2 in number (lower raceme); 0 in upper raceme; with normal internodes; sessile and pedicelled. Basal sterile spikelet pedicels free; linear. Basal sterile spikelets smaller than fertile. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; comprising 2 subequal glumes without lemmas; lanceolate; shorter than fertile; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous; 7 -veined; glabrous; acute; muticous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base obtuse; inserted. Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary; 2 in number (lower raceme); 0 in upper raceme; with normal internodes; sessile and pedicelled. Basal sterile spikelet pedicels free; linear. Basal sterile spikelets smaller than fertile. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; comprising 2 subequal glumes without lemmas; lanceolate; shorter than fertile; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous; 7 -veined; glabrous; acute; muticous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base obtuse; inserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 2-keeled; keeled all along; keeled laterally. Lower glume intercarinal veins absent. Lower glume surface concave. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret hyaline. Fertile lemma lanceolate; hyaline; without keel. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 9-18 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn glabrous. Palea absent or minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; orbicular, or obovoid; 2-5 mm long.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Soenarko 1993.

Native to:

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Cymbopogon bombycinus (R.Br.) Domin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1977 Hubbard, C.E. [6619], Queensland K000974925 Unknown type material
May 1, 1964 Brown, R. [s.n.], Queensland K000974943 isotype
May 1, 1964 Schomburgk, R. [60], Northern Territory K000974946 isotype
May 1, 1964 Brown, R. [6174], Northern Territory K000974945 isotype
May 1, 1964 Brown, R. [6175], Queensland K000974944 isotype

First published in Biblioth. Bot. 20(85): 274 (1915)

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.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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