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Taxon: Guadua angustifolia Kunth

Genus: Guadua
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Guaduinae
Nomen number: 18043
Place of publication: Sym. pl. 1:253. 1822
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: cane;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador


    • MALESIA: Philippines

    Southern America


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Puebla, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.), Paraguay, Uruguay (n.)


  1. Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969-. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. Note: accepts for Guadua chacoensis
  2. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  3. Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia. Darwiniana 49:139-247.
  4. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  5. Judziewicz, E. J. et al. 1999. American bamboos. Note: specifies native and introduced distribution
  6. Judziewicz, E. J. et al. 2000. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): I. Subfamilies Anomochlooideae, Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Pharoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 39:59.
  7. Londoño, X. & P. M. Peterson. 1992. Guadua chacoensis (Poaceae : Bambuseae), its taxonomic identity, morphology, and affinities. Novon 2:41-47.
  8. Marín, D. et al. 2008. Las plantaciones de guadua (Guadua angustifolia Kunth) y bambú (Bambusa vulgaris Wendland) de San Javier, estado Yaracuy, Venezuela. I. Aspectos climáticos y caída de hojarasca. Revista Fac. Agron. Univ. Zulia 25:261-285.
  9. Marulanda, M. L. et al. 2007. Analyzing the genetic diversity of Guadua spp. in Colombia using rice and sugarcane microsatellites. Crop Breed. Appl. Biotechnol. 7:43-51.
  10. Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world.
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Roxas, C. A. 1998. Conservation and improvement of bamboo genetic resources in the Philippines. Bamboo and rattan genetic resources in certain Asian countries. 103-136.
  13. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47

Check other web resources for Guadua angustifolia Kunth :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=18043. Accessed 23 July 2019.