Otatea

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weeping bamboo
Otatea acuminata whole.jpg
Mexican weeping bamboo
(Otatea aztecorum)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Supertribe: Bambusodae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Guaduinae
Genus: Otatea
(McClure & E.W.Sm.) C.E.Calderón & Soderstr.
Synonyms[1]
  • Yushania subgenus Otatea McClure & E.W.Sm.

Otatea, called weeping bamboo, is a genus of clumping bamboos in the grass family, native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia.[2][3][4]

The name derives from the Nahuatl (Aztec) word "otatl," meaning "bamboo".

Species[5][4][6]
  1. Otatea acuminata (Munro) C.E.Calderón ex Soderstr. - widespread from Chihuahua to Oaxaca
  2. Otatea carrilloi Ruiz-Sanchez, Sosa & Mejía-Saulés - Chiapas
  3. Otatea fimbriata Soderstr. - widespread from Norte de Santander to Chiapas
  4. Otatea glauca L.G.Clark & G.Cortés - Chiapas
  5. Otatea ramirezii Ruiz-Sanchez - Querétaro[7]
  6. Otatea reynosoana Ruiz-Sanchez & L.G.Clark - Guerrero, Jalisco, Nayarit
  7. Otatea rzedowskiorum Ruiz-Sanchez - Chiapas
  8. Otatea transvolcanica Ruiz-Sanchez & L.G.Clark - México State, Jalisco, Colima
  9. Otatea victoriae Ruiz-Sanchez - Hidalgo
  10. Otatea ximenae Ruiz-Sanchez & L.G.Clark - Oaxaca, Michoacán

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The International Plant Names Index
  2. ^ Calderón, Cléofe E. & Soderstrom, Thomas Robert. 1980. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 44: 21
  3. ^ Tropicos, Otatea (McClure & E.W. Sm.) C.E. Calderón & Soderstr.
  4. ^ a b Ruiz-Sanchez, E., V. Sosa, M. T. Mejía-Saules, X. Londoño & L. G. Clark. 2011. A taxonomic revision of Otatea (Poaceae, Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) including four new species. Systematic Botany 36(2): 314–336.
  5. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  6. ^ Espejo Serna, A., A. R. López-Ferrari & J. Valdés-Reyna. 2000. Poaceae. Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas: una Sinopsis Florística 10: 7–236 [and index].
  7. ^ Ruiz-Sanchez, Eduardo. 2012. Acta Botánica Mexicana 99: 25, figure 1
  8. ^ Ruiz-Sanchez, E., 2015. Parametric and non-parametric species delimitation methods result in the recognition of two new Neotropical woody bamboo species. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 93, pp.261-273.