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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. China, W. Japan.
Shibataea kumasasa

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; zigzag; 50-150 cm long; 3-5 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; thin-walled; 3-10 cm long. Culm-nodes swollen; with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement two, or three, or several; with subequal branches; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; without auricles; ciliate on shoulders. Culm-sheath blade linear. Leaves cauline; 1(-2) per branch; with sheath almost obsolete. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 5-11 cm long; 20-25 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence bractiferous; fasciculate; dense; with glumaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 4-7 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 5-8 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 18 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 9-11 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.7-0.8 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; veined; ciliate. Anthers 3; 5-6 mm long. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 7 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Caucasus, China, and eastern Asia.
Reference
Bambuseae. Lin.

Native to:

China Southeast, Japan

Introduced into:

Nansei-shoto, Taiwan

Shibataea kumasasa (Zoll. ex Steud.) Makino appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
McClure, F.A. [sn], USA K000795445

First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 28: 22 (1914)

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.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ohwi, J. (1984). Flora of Japan (in English): 1-1067. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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