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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
Species CHUSQUEA LONGIFOLIA
PlaceOfPublication Jour. Washington Acad. Sci. 30:210. 1940.
Description Main culm about 5 mm. thick (in the flowering portion), the flowering branches fascicled, ascending, 20-60 cm. long; blades 12-25 cm. long, 6-12 mm. wide, glabrous, the margins scabrous; panicles 10-16 cm. long, narrow, the slender branches appressed, scabrous; spikelets 12-13 mm. long, appressed; glumes obtuse, nerveless, the first 0.5 mm. long, the second 1 mm. long; first sterile lemma 7-9 mm. long, 9-nerved, acute, mucronate, very broad at the base; second sterile lemma about as long as the spikelet, 9-nerved, acuminate, scabrous toward the tip; fertile lemma 11-12 mm. long, obscurely nerved, acuminate, puberulent, minutely bifid, mucronate or with an awn 2-4 mm. long; palea as long as or a little longer than the lemma, bidentate, broad and rounded toward the base, keeled near the summit, the keels approximate, the margins very broad, incurved.
Distribution Forests, 1300 to 2450 meters, Mexico (Chiapas), Costa Rica and Panama.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Volcain de Chiriqui, Hitchcock 8200; Pittier 3085.
 
 
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