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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Minas Gerais).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; nodding at the tip; 450 cm long; 25 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 10-15 cm long; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal. Bud complement 15-17. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 10.8-14 cm long; retrorsely scabrous; glabrous on margins; triangular at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5-2.5 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; 1.6-3.6 cm long. Leaves 8-9 per branch. Leaf-sheaths deciduous; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; obtuse. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 3.8-5.3 cm long; 1.8-2 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 caparaoensis L.G.Clark appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1992 Clark, L. [701], Minas Gerais K000433259 isotype

    First published in Brittonia 44: 408 (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