50. Yushania anceps (Mitford) W.C. Lin GRAMINEAE

A temperate bamboo from Jaunsar in the North-West Himalaya (Uttarakhand), where it occurs in cool temperate forest at altitudes of 2000 to 3000 metres. Bamboos are grasses with hollow, jointed, woody stems, which are used for numerous purposes in tropical countries. The split stems of this species are used for weaving as baskets and mats. This species indulges in mass-flowering, when all individuals of a species flower at the same time and then die. Such flowerings have been recorded for this species in British gardens in 1910 and 1966.

Photograph of herbarium specimen collected by Roland Edgar Cooper in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, 1916

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19693382
    Scientific Name:Yushania anceps (Mitford) W.C.Lin
    Family:Gramineae
    Genus:Yushania
    Epithet:anceps
    Plant:19693382C
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19693382B
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/F04/A010
    Plant:19693382H
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/50
    Plant:19693382I
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/60
    Plant:19693382A
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/F05/N/ZL080
    Plant:19693382G
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/5
    Plant:19693382E
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YY0/575
    Plant:19693382D
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YP6/115
    Plant:19693382L
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/125
    Plant:19693382F
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/35
    Plant:19693382K
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/115
    Plant:19693382J
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YL8/105
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     Location: 55.965281953,-3.211537443