Chusquea gracilis McClure & L.B.Sm.

First published in Fl. Ilustr. Catarin. 1(Gramin., Supl. Bambus.): 43 (1967)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil (Santa Catarina). It is a bamboo and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect; pendulous at the tip; 18 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; 16 cm long; papillose. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths 25 cm long; 4 times as long as wide; coriaceous; antrorsely scabrous; pubescent; hairy at the base; glabrous on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade inconspicuous. Leaf-sheaths keeled; puberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; pale. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; truncate, or obtuse. Collar without external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.05-0.1 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades linear; 7.5 cm long; 3 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 2-4 secondary veins; without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering specimens unknown.
Distribution
South America: Brazil.
Reference
Bambuseae. McClure & Smith 2002.
[GB]

Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 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 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