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

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Chusquea gracilis

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.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION South America: Brazil.

NOTES Bambuseae. McClure & Smith 2002.

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