Pseudosasa japonica (Steud.) Makino

Arundinaria japonica siebold & Zucc.ex Steud. , Arundinaria matake siebold ex Miq. Arundinaria metake G. Nicholson

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 2.5m

Diameter : 5- 15mm

Culm Color : White or Yellow

Culm Sheath Color : 17-27 cm long, persistent, white or yellow, appressed, deciduous hairs on dorsal surface, apex narrow andelongated, ligule 1-2 mm, with hairy edge, blade linear or narrowly lanceolate, 1.5-6 cm long and 3-8 mm broad, at firsterect and later deciduous.

Length of Leaf : 8-35 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : narrowly lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : India, Eastern Himalaya,Darjeeling

Native to : Japan

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : panicle, 7-20 cm long. Spikelets ca. 10, purplishor purplish-brown; empty glumes 2, first glume 5-8 mm long and acuminate, second glume 7-10 mm long; lemmas 10-12 mm long, oblanceolate or narrowly ovate, more or less scabrous on the dorsal surface, apex acute; palea 8-12 mm longwith ciliate keels.

Uses: decoratives, Landscaping

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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