1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea paludicola L.G.Clark

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 150-300 cm long; 8 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes channelled; solid; 8-14 cm long; yellow; smooth; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; intravaginal. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 8-10 cm long; 1 length of internode; 2 times as long as wide; glabrous, or pilose; hairy below; hairy on margins; triangular at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 1-1.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; glabrous on surface. Leaves 4-6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths keeled; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 2-8 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1-0.15 cm long. Leaf-blades erect; linear; 7-15 cm long; 4-6 mm wide; stiff; yellowish green. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    South America: Mesoamericana.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Clark 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

    Introduced into:

    Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi

    Chusquea paludicola L.G.Clark appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1988 Pohl [14600], Costa Rica K000433237 isotype

    First published in Iowa State J. Res. 61: 101 (1986)

    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.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    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 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