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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (São Paulo).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 150-250 cm long; 10 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 6-7 cm long; distally pruinose and pubescent. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; intravaginal. Bud complement 9-13. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 5.9-9.6 cm long; truncate at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5-1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; demarcated but persistent; 5.5-7 cm long; scabrid. Leaves 19-24 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-0.8 mm long; truncate. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 4.5-6.5 cm long; 4-4.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Clark 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1992 L. Clark [826], São Paulo K000433335 isotype
    Aug 1, 1992 L. Clark [826], São Paulo K000433336 isotype

    First published in Brittonia 44: 397 (1992)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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