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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. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 6 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


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. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  2. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  3. Ohrnberger, D. The bamboos of the world. (Bamboo World)
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  5. Vivekanandan, K. et al. Bamboo and rattan genetic resources in certain Asian countries. (Bamboo Rattan)
  6. Wang Dajun & Shen Shao-Jin Bamboos of China (Bamboo China) 44.
  7. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  8. Young, R. A. & J. R. Haun Bamboo in the United States: description, culture, and utilization. (AH 193)

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=402515. Accessed 19 May 2019.