Chusquea Kunth

First published in Syn. Pl. Aequin. 1: 254 (1822)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Hatschbach, G. [51511], Brazil K001106342 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [10095], Brazil K001106306 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [543], Brazil K001106314 Yes
Soderstrom, T.R. [1931], Brazil K001106328 Yes
Sucre, D. [10910], Brazil K001106334 Yes
Glaziou, A. [20151], Brazil K001106337 Yes
Lloyton, W.P. [4981], Brazil K001106338 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [10212], Brazil K001106340 Yes
Calderon, C.E. [2189], Brazil K001106315 Yes
Valls, J. [2669], Brazil K001106341 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [497], Brazil K001106313 Yes
McClure, F.A. [21288], Brazil K001106311 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [10212], Brazil K001106339 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [470], Brazil K001106304 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [561], Brazil K001106302 Yes
Porto, M.L. [s.n.], Brazil K001106344 Yes
Soderstrom, T.R. [1930], Brazil K001106329 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [470], Brazil K001106305 Yes
Valls, J. [2609], Brazil K001106324 Yes
McClure, F.A. [21277A], Brazil K001106310 Yes
Girardi, A.M. [ICN21286], Brazil K001106331 Yes
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [10095], Brazil K001106307 Yes
Spruce, R. [6093], Peru K000201352 Yes
McClure, F.A. [21288], Brazil K001106308 Yes
Soderstrom, T.R. [1918], Brazil K001106322 Yes
Valls, J. [2615], Brazil K001106336 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [598], Brazil K001106301 Yes
McClure, F.A. [21288], Brazil K001106309 Yes
Valls, J. [2677], Brazil K001106330 Yes
Valls, J. [2611], Brazil K001106326 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [601], Brazil K001106300 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [553], Brazil K001106303 Yes
Soderstrom, T.R. [1930], Brazil K001106323 Yes
Martinelli, G. [11959], Brazil K001106333 Yes
Lourteig, A. [2191], Brazil K001106325 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [707], Brazil K001106312 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [29043], Brazil K001106321 Yes
Soderstrom, T.R. [1931], Brazil K001106327 Yes
Valls, J. [2579], Brazil K001106343 Yes
Martinelli, G. [10650], Brazil K001106319 Yes
Silva, J.M. [3804], Brazil K001106332 Yes
Calderon, C.E. [2189], Brazil K001106316 Yes
Valls, J. [2614], Brazil K001106335 Yes
Calderon, C.E. [2189], Brazil K001106317 Yes
Glaziou, A. [20150], Brazil K001106320 Yes
Calderon, C.E. [2189], Brazil K001106318 Yes


  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at
  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    • Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora.
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images