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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sakhalin to N. & Central Japan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 20 cm long; 2-3 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; distally glabrous, or pilose; with reflexed hairs. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary; as thick as stem. Culm-sheaths 1 length of internode; puberulous; with reflexed hairs. Leaves 2-4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 6-13 cm long; 17-34 mm wide; mid-green and glaucous; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 12-16 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 7 cm long; 4 cm wide. Panicle axis pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 mm long; scarious; without keels. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 2-7 mm long; scarious; without keels. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 5-7 mm long; chartaceous; purple; without keel. Lemma apex setaceously attenuate. Palea 4-5 mm long. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 6; purple. Stigmas 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex unappendaged.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Soviet far east and eastern Asia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Nakai 1996.

Native to:

Japan, Kuril Is., Sakhalin

Sasa yahikoensis Makino appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Uchida, S. [s.n.], Japan K000975200

First published in J. Jap. Bot. 6: 14 (1929)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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