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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Olyreae
Subtribus: Olyrinae
Genus: Agnesia
Species: A. amapana – A. bahiensis – A. ciliatifolia – A. jubata – A. juruana – A. lancifolia – A. loretensis

Agnesia Zuloaga & Judz. Novon 3(3): 306, f. 1. (1993)

Type species: Agnesia lancifolia (Mez) Zuloaga & Judz., Novon 3: 307. (1993)


Zuloaga, F.O. & Judziewicz, E.J. 1993. Novon 3(3): 306, f. 1.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Agnesia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Aug. 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Agnesia. Published online. Accessed: 27 Aug. 2021. 2021. Agnesia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 27 Aug. 2021.

Agnesia is a genus of herbaceous South American bamboo in the grass family.[2][3]

It is named in honor of agrostologist (botanical specialist in the area of grasses) Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963).

The only known species is Agnesia lancifolia, native to lowland tropical rainforests of Brazil, Colombia and Peru.[4][5]

Agnesia lancifolia is perennial herb with 7-10 stems per clump, each up to 50 cm tall. Lower leaves lacking blades or with blades less than 5 mm long; upper leaves with blades up to 16 cm long. Each stem has 1-6 racemes at the tips of the culm or from the axils of the upper leaves, pistillate (female) and staminate (male) flowers in different spikelets on the same plant.[5][6]
See also

List of Poaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
The Plant List
Zuloaga, F. O. & E. J. Judziewicz. 1993. Agnesia, a new genus of Amazonian herbaceous bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Olyreae). Novon 3(3): 306–309.
Mez, Carl Christian 1917. Novae species panicearum. Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 7(63): 45-78.

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