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Taxon: Pseudosasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai

Genus: Pseudosasa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Bambusoideae tribe: Arundinarieae
Nomen number: 30186
Place of publication: J. Arnold Arbor. 6:150. 1925 (Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 2:415. 1920, nom. inval.)
Comment: genus not validated until 1925
Name verified on: 17-Nov-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Nov-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9). Alternate site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY).
Accessions: 2 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • arrow bamboo   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • green onion bamboo   (Source: Bamboo World ) – English   [Pseudosasa japonica var. tsutsumiana]
  • me-take   (Source: Bamboo World ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • rakkyō-yadake   (Source: Bamboo World ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Pseudosasa japonica var. tsutsumiana]
  • yadake   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • idae   (Source: Ency Korea ) – Transcribed Korean

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea, South
    United States


  • Clark, L. G. 2011. Review of Poaceae Bambusoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e–mail on 22 Jul.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). [= Sasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc.) Makino].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Randall, R. P. 2007. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status.
  • Tai Hyun Chung. 1965. Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna & flora of Korea, vol. 5, Tracheophyta.
  • Tucker, G. C. 1988. The genera of Bambusoideae (Gramineae) in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 69:251. [mentions as Arundinaria japonica].
  • Wang Dajun & Shen Shao-Jin. 1987. Bamboos of China. 45.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Pseudosasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai:


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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.
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