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

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Chusquea erecta

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.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION South America: Brazil.

NOTES Bambuseae. Clark 2002.

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