Sasa (plant)

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Sasa palmata foliage in winter
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Arundinarieae
Subtribe: Arundinariinae
Genus: Sasa
Makino & Shibata
Selected species

Sasa (Japanese: ササ or ), also called broad-leaf bamboo,[1] is a genus of running bamboo.[2] These species have at most one branch per node.

Selected species[edit]

Fossil record[edit]

Fossil leaves of †Sasa kodorica are described from the Pliocene of Kodori Valley in Abkazia.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. pp. 621–622. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kew. "World Checklist".
  3. ^ Acta Palaeobotanica – Supplementum No. 3 – New Fossil Floras from Neogene Deposits in the Belchatow Lignite Mine by Grzegor Worobiec – Polish Academy of Sciences W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Krakow 2003