Chusquea purdieana Munro

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 56 (1868)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Colombia to Venezuela. It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1735 - 2800 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1735–2800 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Boyacá, Cesar, Magdalena, Santander.
Habit
Climbing.
[UPFC]

Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; in a clump; thinner than stem. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. 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; 2-7 cm long; 2-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation prominent; with 4 secondary veins; without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted, or spiciform; linear; 5-10 cm long. Panicle axis scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10 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 lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.1-0.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 7 mm long; 0.66 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined; setaceously attenuate. Lemma of upper sterile floret lanceolate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; acute; awned. Awn of upper sterile floret 2 mm long. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2-3 mm long overall. Palea apex awned; awns 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; membranous; veined. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
Distribution
South America: northern South America and western South America.
Reference
Bambuseae. Munro 2001.
[GB]

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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    • © 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
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