1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea depauperata Pilg.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru to Bolivia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 100-130 cm long; 3-5 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 5.5-6.5 cm long; yellow; smooth. Lateral branches dendroid; intravaginal. Bud complement 7-9. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 4.3-5 cm long; smooth; glabrous. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5-1 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; narrower than sheath; deciduous; erect; 1.5 cm long. Leaves 4-8 per branch. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.05 cm long. Leaf-blades erect, or ascending; lanceolate; 3.4-5.5 cm long; 2-5 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade venation with 13-15 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle spiciform; linear; secund; 6-7.5 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 2-3 cm long. Panicle axis flat; glabrous. Panicle branches angular; glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels angular; 1-6 mm long; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; curved; laterally compressed; 4.4-5.7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; curved; laterally compressed; 4.4-5.7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 2.1-2.5 mm long; 0.5 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1 -veined; without lateral veins; acute. Lemma of upper sterile floret ovate; 2.6-2.8 mm long; chartaceous; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; 4.4-4.8 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea 4-4.3 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels contiguous above a sulcus.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3; 3-3.5 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Clark 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Peru

    Chusquea depauperata Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 1: 149 (1905)

    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.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    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 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