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(First upload on December 25 2009. Last on April 6 2013) [ 日本語 | English ]

Phyllostachys heterocycla (Carrière) Matsum.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Phyllostachys Sieb. et Zucc.
Mousouchiku (モウソウチク, 孟宗竹), Moso bamboo
Most popular, edible bamboo shoots. Rarely flowering
Lifeform (生活型): evergreen bamboo
Distribution: Native to China (imported to Japan). The northern limit of Japan is Matsumae in Hokkaido
Habitat: forming bamboo grove, originally from transplantation
Utilization: edible (young shoots), materials for baskets, blinds, and chopsticks
Synonyms:

Phyllostachys heterocycla (Carrière) Matsum. var. pubescens (Mazel ex Houz.) Ohwi
Phyllostachys heterocycla (Carrière) Matsum. f. pubescens (Mazel ex Houz.) Muroi
Phyllostachys edulis (Carrière) Houz.
Phyllostachys pubescens Mazel ex Houz.

var. pubescens Ohwi f. nabeshimana Muroi (キンメイモウソウチク) (syn. cv. nabeshimana), cv. heterocyla (キッコウチク), cv. aureo-variegata (シマモウソウ)

Phyllostachys heterocycla in Japan


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[1] leaves. [2] shoots. [3] the bases of shoots. [1-3] at Rakuju-en Garden, Mishima, on November 18 2009. [4] a bamboo grove on the slope of Mount Yatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on March 5 2013.

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