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Taxon: Phyllostachys edulis (Carrière) J. Houz.

Genus: Phyllostachys
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Bambusoideae tribe: Arundinarieae
Nomen number: 28158
Place of publication: Bambou (Mons) 1:39. 1906
Name verified on: 22-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9). Alternate site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY).
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • moso bamboo   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • tortoise-shell bamboo   (Source: Dict Gard [as P. edulis f. heterocycla]) – English
  • mao zhu   (Source: Kew Bull 43:421.1988) – Transcribed Chinese
  • kikkō-chiku   (Source: F JapanOhwi [as P. heterocycla ‘Kikko-chiku’]) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • mōsō-chiku   (Source: Dict Gard ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • juksundae   (Source: Ency Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • mosobambu   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Fujian, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang

    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    Indo-China: Vietnam
    Malesia: Philippines




Check other web resources for Phyllostachys edulis (Carrière) J. Houz.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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