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

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Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 100-150 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches ample; arising from lower culm. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; glabrous; without auricles. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 20-25 cm long; 40-50 mm wide; withering along margins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 10 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-35 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 4-5 mm long; pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-35 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 4-5 mm long; pubescent.
Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 mm long; scarious; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.5 mm long; scarious; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 6 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 10 -veined. Palea keels ciliate; adorned above. Palea apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Flowers
Lodicules 3; ovate; 1.5 mm long; veined; ciliate. Anthers 6; 4 mm long. Stigmas 3.
Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Soviet far east and eastern Asia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Ind. Jap. Bam. 2001.

Native to:

Japan, Kuril Is., Sakhalin

Introduced into:

Great Britain

Sasa veitchii (Carrière) Rehder appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gamble, J.S. [29837], United Kingdom K000872654
Gamble, J.S. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000872655
Gamble, J.S. [30350], United Kingdom K000872656
Gamble, J.S. [30350], United Kingdom K000872657
Gamble, J.S. [30981], United Kingdom K000872658
Gamble, J.S. [29807], United Kingdom K000872659
s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000872651 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000872653
s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000872652

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 1: 58 (1919)

Accepted by

  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • 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.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Parslow, R. & Bennallick, I. (2017). The new flora of the Isles of Scilly: 1-539. Parslow Press.
  • Kharkevich, S.S., Probatova, N.S. & Novikov, V.S. (1985). Sosudistye rasteniia sovetskogo Dal’nego Vostoka 1: 1-383. Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie, Leningrad.
  • Ohwi, J. (1984). Flora of Japan (in English): 1-1067. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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