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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Korea, Central & S. Japan.

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Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 300-500 cm long; 10-20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 15-30 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; pilose; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate. Leaves cauline; 4-7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8-35 cm long; 10-45 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; obovate; 10-20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 15-45 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 15-45 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-9 mm long; 0.5-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-12 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 8-13 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 17-23 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate; muticous, or mucronate, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0-2 mm long overall. Palea 0.9 length of lemma; 8-10 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Flowers
Lodicules 3; ovate; 3-4 mm long; ciliate. Anthers 3-4; 6 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 11 mm long.
Distribution
Europe: northern and southwestern. Africa: Macaronesia. Asia-temperate: Caucasus, western Asia, China, and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: Indo-China. Australasia: New Zealand.
Reference
Bambuseae. Lin.

Native to:

Japan, Korea

Introduced into:

Algeria, Austria, Azores, Brazil Southeast, California, Canary Is., China Southeast, Connecticut, Delaware, East Himalaya, Florida, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Jawa, Madeira, Maryland, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, New Jersey, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Taiwan, Tennessee, Transcaucasus, Turkey-in-Europe, Vietnam, Virginia

Pseudosasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burger, H. [7371], Japan K000912149
s.coll. [8] K000912150
s.coll. [s.n.], France K000912151
Byrne, J.K.O [s.n.], United Kingdom Arundinaria japonica K000795266

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 6: 150 (1925)

Accepted by

  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2019). doi: 10.3897/italianbotanist.8.48621 epublication.
  • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
  • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Ohwi, J. (1984). Flora of Japan (in English): 1-1067. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.

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