Herbarium specimen: Pseudosasa japonica
|Taxon:||Poaceae: Pseudosasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai ("Arrow Bamboo")|
|Filed in taxon folder:||Poaceae: Pseudosasa japonica (Siebold & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai ("Arrow Bamboo")|
|Locality:||Cultivated [perhaps Gamble's garden at Highfield, Liss, Hampshire]|
|ex herb:||James Sykes Gamble|
|Institution:||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)|
|notes:||Bambusa laydeckeri [on green tag]|
In 1911 I ordered from Barr's two bamboos - on arrival they proved to be both Arundinaria japonica so I preserve specimens in case of future reference (Messrs. Barr fully admitted the mistake & returned the money) but the incident shows that one has to be very careful, others might not be so honest. [Barr's Nurseries in Thornborough, Buckingham]
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Documented by xmhcman on 2nd December 2015.
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