1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea straminea Pilg.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Peru.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms scandent; pendulous at the tip; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 15-25 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a clump; thinner than stem. Leaf-sheaths striately veined. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. 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; 6-11 cm long; 7-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib prominent beneath. Leaf-blade venation prominent; with 4-6 secondary veins. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 8-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle axis puberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6.5-7 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; 6.5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.75 mm long; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblate; 1 mm long; 0.15 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent. Upper glume lateral veins absent. 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; 4.5 mm long; 0.66 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; scaberulous; rough above; ciliolate on margins; fringed above; acute. Lemma of upper sterile floret ovate; 5.5 mm long; chartaceous; scabrous; ciliolate on margins; fringed above; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; 6.5-7 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea 6 mm long; 4 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Pilger 2001.

    Distribution

    Chusquea straminea Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 1: 147 (1905)

    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.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    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