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Taxon: Pseudosasa amabilis (McClure) Keng f. ex S. L. Chen et al.

Genus: Pseudosasa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Arundinarieae
Subtribe: Arundinariinae
Nomen number: 402515
Place of publication: Fl. reipubl. popularis sin. 9(1):641. 1996 (Y.-L. Keng, Claves Gen. sp. gramin. Sinic. 154. 1957, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • tea-stick bamboo  (Source: Bamboo World) - English
  • Tonkin bamboo  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Tonkin cane  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Tsingli cane  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • cha gan zhu  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • cha kon chuk  (Source: Bamboo World) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Materials: cane (for fishing rods)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng (s.), Guangdong Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]


    • CHINA: China


  1. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as Pseudosasa amabilis (McClure) Keng f.
  2. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Arundinaria amabilis
  3. Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world. Note: lists as Pseudosasa amabilis (McClure) Keng f.
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  5. Vivekanandan, K. et al. 1998. Bamboo and rattan genetic resources in certain Asian countries. Note: = Arundinaria amabilis
  6. Wang Dajun & Shen Shao-Jin. 1987. Bamboos of China 44. Note: but on page 37 they accept Arundinaria amabilis
  7. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  8. Young, R. A. & J. R. Haun. 1961. Bamboo in the United States: description, culture, and utilization.

Check other web resources for Pseudosasa amabilis (McClure) Keng f. ex S. L. Chen et al. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?402515. Accessed 3 June 2020.