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Taxon: Shibataea kumasaca (Zoll. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai

Genus: Shibataea
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Arundinarieae
Subtribe: Arundinariinae
Nomen number: 50063
Place of publication: J. Jap. Bot. 9:78. 1933 (Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 28:22. 1914, nom. inval. "kumasasa")
Link to protologue:
Comment: not validly published by Makino, since the genus was not validly published at that time (Shenzhen ICN Art. 35.1)
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng]


    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Guangdong Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Taiwan


  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: lists as "kumasasa"
  2. Hu, C. H. et al. 1988. A taxonomical study on the genus Shibataea Makino. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26(2):132. Note: lists as "kumasasa"
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as "kumasasa"
  4. Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world. Note: lists as Shibataea kumasaca (Steud.) Makino ex Nakai
  5. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  7. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora. Note: lists as Shibataea kumasasa (Zoll.) Nakai
  8. Wang Dajun & Shen Shao-Jin. 1987. Bamboos of China
  9. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Shibataea kumasaca (Zoll. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai :

  • 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=50063. Accessed 19 July 2019.