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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 150 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes swollen; glabrous. Lateral branches ample; arising from upper culm. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 0.5 length of internode; glabrous; without auricles. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or setose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 15-23 cm long; 30-45 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 8-9 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 28 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 28 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.5-2 mm long; scarious; without keels. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3 mm long; scarious; without keels. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma apex acuminate. 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. Ind. Jap. Bam. 2001.

Native to:

Japan

Sasa tokugawana Makino appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Jap. Bot. 2: 8 (1918)

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