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This species is accepted, and its native range is Japan (S. Honshu).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 30-40 cm long; 2-2.5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Leaves 1-14 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 4-14 cm long; 12-23 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 8-10 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single. Rhachis pubescent on surface. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 9-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 9-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; scarious; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; scarious; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 5.5-7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: eastern Asia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Nakai 1996.

Native to:

Japan

Sasa tenuifolia Nakai appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Jap. Bot. 10: 552 (1934)

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.

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