Taxon: Pseudosasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai

Genus: Pseudosasa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Bambusoideae
      Tribe: Arundinarieae
Nomen number: 30186
Place of publication: J. Arnold Arbor. 6:150. 1925 (Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 2:415. 1920, nom. inval.)
Comment: genus not validated until 1925
Name Verified on: 17-Nov-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Nov-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Bamboo China)
  • Materials: cane (fide Bamboo World)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Korea, South
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States


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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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