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

        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. 2600 - 3630 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Arbusto, trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms arching; pendulous at the tip; 300-800 cm long; 15-75 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 24-31 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal. Branch complement many; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant and interspersed leafless fibrillar branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 6.4-23 cm long; glabrous. Culm-sheath ligule 2-6 mm high. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; cordate; erect; 1.9-20.5 cm long; glabrous on surface, or scabrid; acuminate. Leaves 6-10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1.5 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.1-0.4 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9.9-33 cm long; 6-17 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins, or with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 11-35 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 3-11 cm long. Panicle axis flat; glabrous, or puberulous. Panicle branches angular; smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous, or puberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-7 mm long; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6.5-11.2 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; 6.5-11.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-1.1 mm long; membranous; without keels; 0-1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.6-1.9 mm long; 0.12 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 0-2 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent, or obscure. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret linear; 3.5-6.4 mm long; 0.6 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 3-5 -veined; acute. Lemma of upper sterile floret linear; 4-7.3 mm long; chartaceous; acuminate. Fertile lemma ovate; 6.3-9.3 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy all along, or above. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea 6.3-9.3 mm long.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 1-1.8 mm long; membranous; glabrous. Anthers 3; 2.6-4.5 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Londono 2001.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador

    Chusquea lehmannii Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Lehmann [5256], Colombia K000433267 isolectotype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 35 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
    • 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
    • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
    • 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

    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