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This species is accepted, and its native range is Japan (N. & Central Honshu).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 200 cm long; 5-11 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 18 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths hispid. Leaves 5-6 per branch. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 12-34 cm long; 28-62 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate. Primary panicle branches reflexed. Panicle axis pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 25-40 mm long; 12-16 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 25-40 mm long; 12-16 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 8-13 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Lemma apex acuminate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 6; 5 mm long. Stigmas 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 6 mm long; dark brown; apex unappendaged.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: eastern Asia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Nakai 2002.

Native to:

Japan

Sasa suzukii Nakai appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Jap. Bot. 11: 78 (1935)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ohrnberger, D. (1999). The bamboos of the world : annotated nomenclature and literature of the species and the higher and lower taxa: 1-585. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ohrnberger, D. (1999). The bamboos of the world : annotated nomenclature and literature of the species and the higher and lower taxa: 1-585. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0