Pseudosasa

Pseudosasa

20 Species

20 bamboo species are currently assigned to the genus Pseudosasa. These bamboos are small to medium running bamboo, originating in Japan, China, and Korea. The Japanese species, Pseudosasa japonica differs from the rest of the genus by having very persistent culm sheaths and a solitary spreading branch at each node rather than 3 very erect branches. The generic name derives from the Greek word "pseudos", false, and the Japanese word "sa-sa" for small bamboos.