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Arundinaria Michx.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Genus Parent: Poaceae Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • CANE - English, United States of America


Notes: A C₃ n temperate genus of ca. 50 species (Tucker 1988; Watson & Dallwitz 1992) of BAMBOOS ranging from n India to China and Japan, with only 1 species native to the New World—A. gigantea, endemic to the se U.S. However, there is considerable disagreement over which Asian species should be included (Clark ined.), and therefore uncertainty in the number of species in the genus. Some species are used for fishing rods, umbrella shafts, and furniture, while others are cultivated as ornamentals or used in bonsai (Watson & Dallwitz 1992). (Latin: arundo, a reed) (subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae)