1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Chusquea Kunth
      1. Chusquea decolorata Munro ex L.G.Clark

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 1.5-3 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; 16-18.5 cm long; distally glabrous. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line. Culm-sheaths persistent; glabrous. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 1.5-2 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.05-0.1 cm long; petiole glabrous. Leaf-blades ascending; lanceolate; 3-5 cm long; 3-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 2.5-3 cm long; 1-1.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches indistinct the panicle almost racemose. Panicle axis pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-1.5 mm long; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 8.5-9 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 ovate; dorsally compressed; 8.5-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 3-3.5 mm long; 0.3-0.4 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined; pubescent. Lemma of upper sterile floret ovate; 3.5-4 mm long; chartaceous; pubescent. Fertile lemma ovate; 8-8.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 9(-11) -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy above. Lemma apex acute, or apiculate. Palea 8 mm long; 6 -veined. Palea surface pubescent; hairy above. Palea apex with excurrent keel veins.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; 1 mm long; veined; ciliate. Anthers 3; 5 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Clark 2006.

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    Distribution

    Chusquea decolorata Munro ex L.G.Clark appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Pavon [s.n.], Peru K000433281 isotype
    Pavon [s.n.], Peru K000433282 holotype

    First published in J. Amer. Bamboo Soc. 18: 25 (2004)

    Accepted by

    • Soreng, R.J., Davidse, G., Peterson, P.M., Zuloaga, F.O., Judziewicz, E.J., Filgueiras, T.S. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (2005). Catalogue of New World Grasses project. TROPICOS,the Missouri Botanical Garden's on-line taxonomic database http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html.

    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