1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea fasciculata Döll

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; striate; smooth. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid; spreading, or reflexed. Branch complement many; in a clump. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2.5-5 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; without bracts, or bracteate at branch bases, or bracteate at pedicel base. Panicle open; lanceolate; nodding; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12.5 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; 12.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume orbicular; 0.05-0.2 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 0.1-0.4 mm long; 0.05 length of adjacent fertile lemma; without keels; 0 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex truncate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets similar; barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 6 mm long; 0.5 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 5 -veined; acute. Lemma of upper sterile floret elliptic; 6 mm long; chartaceous; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; 12.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous; hairy above. Lemma apex acute. Palea 4 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Martius 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Chusquea fasciculata Döll appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 2(3): 202 (1880)

    Accepted by

    • Soreng, R.J., Davidse, G., Peterson, P.M., Zuloaga, F.O., Judziewicz, E.J., Filgueiras, T.S. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (2005). Catalogue of New World Grasses project. TROPICOS,the Missouri Botanical Garden's on-line taxonomic database http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html.

    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

    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