1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Merostachys Spreng.
      1. Merostachys vestita McClure & L.B.Sm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Santa Catarina).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; 13 cm long; antrorsely scabrous. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement flabellate. Culm-sheaths 20 cm long; 4-5 times as long as wide; coriaceous; puberulous; setose on shoulders; shoulders with 10 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule dentate. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; punctate; glabrous on surface, or puberulous; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; 13 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long; erose; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.3 cm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15 cm long; 23 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering specimens unknown.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. McClure & Smith 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil South

    Merostachys vestita McClure & L.B.Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Ilustr. Catarin. 1(Gramin., Supl. Bambus.): 72 (1967)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0