Monographs Details: Raddiella nana (Döll) Swallen
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Amazonas: along Rio Cauaburi between Cachoeira Manajos andriver camp, Maguire et al 60132 (NY, U S ) .
Olyra nana Doell in Mart., Fl. Bras. 2(2): 329. 1877.
This species is the most common member of the genus Raddiella which contains
the smallest plants of the tribe Olyreae (subfamily Bambusoideae). It is distinguished
from other species of the genus by its firm triangular-oblong blades, pubescent nodes,
and caespitoselike habit (in reahty short-rhizomatous). The most widespread species
of Raddiella, it occurs at its northern limit in Panama, on the white sand savannas
of Trinidad, and south to Goias and Minas Gerais, Brazil
Distribution:Brazil South America