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 ()
  • 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]


    Southern America


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  2. Correa, M. N. Flora patagonica. (F Patag)
  3. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  4. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Moreno, P. A. et al. 2010. Use of Guadua angustifolia stems in the particleboard production Forest Syst. 19:241-248.
  8. Ohrnberger, D. The bamboos of the world. (Bamboo World)
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  10. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Chusquea culeou É. Desv. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 May 2018.