1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea gracilis McClure & L.B.Sm.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 18 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 16 cm long; papillose. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths 25 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; coriaceous; antrorsely scabrous; pubescent; hairy at the base; glabrous on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade inconspicuous. Leaf-sheaths keeled; puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; pale. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; truncate, or obtuse. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.05-0.1 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades linear; 7.5 cm long; 3 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 2-4 secondary veins; without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. McClure & Smith 2002.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil South

    Chusquea gracilis McClure & L.B.Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 3, 2002 Dusén, P. [16984], Brazil K000925312
    May 3, 2002 Dusén, P. [17600], Brazil K000925311
    May 3, 2002 Hatschbach, G.G. [47089], Brazil K000925309
    May 3, 2002 Hatschbach, G.G. [47089], Brazil K000925308
    May 3, 2002 Valls, J. [3082], Brazil K000925310

    First published in Fl. Ilustr. Catarin. 1(Gramin., Supl. Bambus.): 43 (1967)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • 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