, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 503–507 | Cite as

Aulonemia bogotensis (Poaceae: Bambusoideae), a new species from the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia

  • Lynn G. Clark
  • Ximena Londoño
  • Mikio Kobayashi


A new species of Aulonemia from the páramos of the Cordillera Oriental, Cundinamarca, Colombia, is described and illustrated. Aulonemia bogotensis is distinguished by its diminutive size, abaxially tomentose foliage leaf blades, and spikelets with muticous lemmas. Two similar Colombian endemics, A. pumila and A. trianae, are compared and contrasted with the new species.

Key words

Aulonemia bamboo Colombia páramo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn G. Clark
    • 1
  • Ximena Londoño
    • 2
  • Mikio Kobayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BotanyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Instituto Vallecaucano de Investigaciones Científicas-IN-CIVACaliColombia
  3. 3.Department of Forest Science, Faculty of AgricultureUtsunomiya UniversityUtsunomiyaJapan

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