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Graminae: Sucrea sampaiana

Agnes Chase, 10049


Sucrea sampaiana (A.Hitch.) Soderstrom

Original Distribution

Brazil, Espirito Santo


Forested zones or areas of barren pastureland covered with grasses  - recently forested but recently cut down.

Extinction Data

IUCN = N/a, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996


This species was originally described by Olyra by Hitchcock from a specimen collector by Jose Vidal in 1924 in Espirito Santo. The spiciform inflorescence of this species is easily distinguishes from the open paniculiform ones of the other two species of Sucrea. Another interesting feature is the presence of tubers on the roots of the Chase collection

Number of Specimens at Kew


Specimen Type (Y/N)


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Agnes Chase

Collector Number


Date Collected

20th November 1929

Information Sources

Judziewicz, E.J. (1989). Pygmy Bamboos; a critical endangered group. Species 12: 31-32.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.