1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea sneidernii Aspl.

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

    [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
    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2300 - 2800 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms scandent; 1000-1600 cm long; 23-40 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; smooth, or scaberulous. Lateral branches dendroid; infravaginal. Bud complement 40-60. Bud prophyll 50-100 mm long. Branch complement many; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 21.6-52.6 cm long; pubescent; hairy at the base. Culm-sheath ligule 0 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; indistinctly demarcated from sheath; erect; 1-10.2 cm long; scabrid. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-3 mm long; obtuse. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3-0.4 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 9.6-15 cm long; 6-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; bracteate at pedicel base; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; linear; 11.5-12.5 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 1-3 cm long. Panicle axis angular; scabrous. Panicle branches angular; scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels angular; 1-3 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9.8-10.9 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; 9.8-10.9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.3-2.3 mm long; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3.1-3.6 mm long; 0.33 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 4.1-4.3 mm long; 0.5 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined; scaberulous; acute; mucronate. Lemma of upper sterile floret ovate; 7.5-7.8 mm long; chartaceous; scabrous; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; 8.8-9 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea 8-8.1 mm long; 6 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 2 mm long; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3; 5.3 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Clark 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Chusquea sneidernii Aspl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Not. 1939: 797 (1939)

    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

    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