1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea purdieana Munro

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

    [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. 1735 - 2800 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
    Habit
    Trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; in a clump; thinner than stem. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2-7 cm long; 2-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation prominent; with 4 secondary veins; without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted, or spiciform; linear; 5-10 cm long. Panicle axis scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10 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 lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.1-0.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 7 mm long; 0.66 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined; setaceously attenuate. Lemma of upper sterile floret lanceolate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; acute; awned. Awn of upper sterile floret 2 mm long. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2-3 mm long overall. Palea apex awned; awns 1 mm long.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; veined. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America and western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Munro 2001.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Venezuela

    Chusquea purdieana Munro appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1990 Purdie [s.n.] K000433268 holotype
    Jan 1, 1990 Purdie [s.n.] K000433270 isotype
    Jan 1, 1987 Purdie [s.n.] K000433269 holotype

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 56 (1868)

    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.

    Literature

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

    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
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    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