Taxon: Chusquea culeou É. Desv.

Genus: Chusquea
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Chusqueinae
Nomen number: 10523
Place of publication: C. Gay, Fl. chil. 6:450, t. 83, fig. 2. 1854
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Dict Gard; Bamboo World)
  • Materials: cane (fide F Patag)
  • Materials: potential as fiber (for boards fide Forest Syst 19:242. 2010)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina Chubut, Neuquen, Rio Negro; Chile La Araucania, Los Lagos

  • Cultivated

  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile


  • Clark, L. G. 2011. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Correa, M. N. Flora patagonica. (F Patag)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Judziewicz, E. J. et al. 2000. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): I. Subfamilies Anomochlooideae, Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Pharoideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 39:39.
  • Marchesini, V. et al. 2009. Ecological consequences of a massive flowering event of bamboo (Chusquea culeou) in a temperate forest of Patagonia, Argentina J. Veg. Sci. 20:424-432.
  • Moreno, P. A. et al. 2010. Use of Guadua angustifolia stems in the particleboard production Forest Syst. 19:241-248.
  • Ohrnberger, D. The bamboos of the world. (Bamboo World)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

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