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Taxon: Shibataea kumasaca (Zoll. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai

Genus: Shibataea
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Bambusoideae tribe: Arundinarieae
Nomen number: 50063
Place of publication: J. Jap. Bot. 9:78. 1933 (Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 28:22. 1914, nom. inval. "kumasasa")
Comment: not validly published by Makino, since the genus was not validly published at that time (Melbourne ICN Art. 35.1)
Name verified on: 05-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Dec-2013
No species priority site assigned.
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.

Common names:

  • ruscus-leaf bamboo   (Source: Bamboo World ) – English
  • wo zhu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • ruscusblättriger Bambus   (Source: Bamboo World ) – German
  • bungo-zasa   (Source: Bamboo World ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • gomai-zasa   (Source: Bamboo World ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • okame-zasa   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Fujian, Zhejiang

    China: China - Anhui, Guangdong, Jiangsu
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
  • also cultivated elsewhere


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. ["kumasasa"].
  • Hu, C. H. et al. 1988. A taxonomical study on the genus Shibataea Makino. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26(2):132. ["kumasasa"].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. ["kumasasa"].
  • Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world. [lists as S. kumasaca (Steud.) Makino ex Nakai].
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. [lists as S. kumasasa (Zoll.) Nakai].
  • Wang Dajun & Shen Shao-Jin. 1987. Bamboos of China.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Shibataea kumasaca (Zoll. 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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