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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Brazil (to Santa Catarina).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms arching, or scandent; 200-800 cm long; 5-7 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; solid; concolorous; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; infravaginal. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths 17-20 cm long; glabrous, or hispid. Culm-sheath blade triangular; deciduous; reflexed; 17-20 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 10-11 mm long; acuminate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 19-20.5 cm long; 18-28 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 5-10 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8.4-11.9 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; 8.4-11.9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.6-1.2 mm long; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.6-1.2 mm long; 0.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 1-6.7 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of spikelet; chartaceous; acuminate. Lemma of upper sterile floret ovate; 6.2-6.9 mm long; chartaceous; acuminate. Fertile lemma ovate; 8-11 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma apex acute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Fl Sao Paulo 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

    Chusquea tenuiglumis Döll appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 2(3): 199 (1880)

    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

    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