Chusquea erecta L.G.Clark

First published in Brittonia 44: 397 (1992)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil (São Paulo). It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect; 150-250 cm long; 10 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 6-7 cm long; distally pruinose and pubescent. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; intravaginal. Bud complement 9-13. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths tardily deciduous; 5.9-9.6 cm long; truncate at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5-1 mm high; entire. Culm-sheath blade triangular; narrower than sheath; demarcated but persistent; 5.5-7 cm long; scabrid. Leaves 19-24 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-0.8 mm long; truncate. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 4.5-6.5 cm long; 4-4.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering specimens unknown.
Distribution
South America: Brazil.
Reference
Bambuseae. Clark 2002.
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Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0