Chusquea caparaoensis L.G.Clark

First published in Brittonia 44: 408 (1992)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil (Minas Gerais). It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect; nodding at the tip; 450 cm long; 25 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 10-15 cm long; distally pruinose. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal. Bud complement 15-17. Branch complement many; in a horizontal line; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; 10.8-14 cm long; retrorsely scabrous; glabrous on margins; triangular at apex. Culm-sheath ligule 1.5-2.5 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; 1.6-3.6 cm long. Leaves 8-9 per branch. Leaf-sheaths deciduous; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; obtuse. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.5 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 3.8-5.3 cm long; 1.8-2 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.
[GB]

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