Shibataea kumasasa (PROSEA)

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Shibataea kumasasa (Zollinger) Nakai

Family: Gramineae


S. kumasasa originated in southern Japan and has been introduced in tropical Asia (including Malesia), Europe and America.


S. kumasasa is used as hedge and as ornamental plant.


Monopodial bamboo. Culm up to 1.5 m tall, 3-5 mm in diameter. Branches 2-6 at each node, each bearing one leaf blade. It has a running habit, as the rhizome system is monopodial. Propagation is by rhizome cuttings.

Selected sources

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