1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea albilanata L.G.Clark & Londoño

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to Ecuador.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1800 - 1900 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms arching; pendulous at the tip; 300-500 cm long; 10-15 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 17-26 cm long; retrorsely scabrous. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge; pubescent. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal. Branch complement many; in a clump; with 2 branches dominant, or 3 branches dominant and interspersed leafless fibrillar branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 11-18 cm long; glabrous. Culm-sheath ligule 1-3 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; erect; 3-7.4 cm long. Leaves 4-6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-10 mm long; obtuse, or acute. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.15-0.3 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8-22 cm long; 18-46 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 11-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches 7-9 cm long. Panicle axis angular; pilose. Panicle branches angular; pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 2-6 mm long; ciliate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4.3-5.1 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 oblong; laterally compressed; 4.3-5.1 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 elliptic; 2.4-3 mm long; 0.5 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 3 -veined; acute. Lemma of upper sterile floret elliptic; 2.8-3 mm long; chartaceous; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 4.3-5.1 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 3.9-4.9 mm long; 4 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 0.8-1.1 mm long; membranous; glabrous. Anthers 3; 1.9-2.7 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Londono 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador

    Chusquea albilanata L.G.Clark & Londoño appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nordic J. Bot. 11: 323 (1991)

    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.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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