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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Chusquea caparaoensis

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.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION South America: Brazil.

NOTES Bambuseae. Clark 2002.

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