Shibataea kumasaca

Shibataea kumasaca

  • Shibataea kumasaca
  • Shibataea kumasaca
  • Shibataea kumasaca
  • Shibataea kumasaca
  • Flower name
    Shibataea kumasaca
  • Scientific name
    Shibataea kumasaca
  • Alias阿亀笹, Shibataea kumasac, カグラザサ , ゴマイザサ
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringGarden, Park, Streets, Planting
  • Flowering seasonMay

What is Shibataea kumasaca

Shibataea kumasaca ,Okame zasa, ruscus-leaf bamboo or ruscus bamboo (Scientific name: Shibataea kumasaca) is a small, evergreen grass species native to Japan. Its rhizome creeps across the ground and culms stand upright with culms spaced about 10 cm apart with 2 to 5 branches sprouting from one node. The leaves are bright green and have soft hairs on the undersides of the leaves. It is often used as a garden ground cover or hedge. It has been cultivated in Japan for many years, and its name comes from the fact that it was sold at a rooster market with a mask of a turtle hanging from a branch. Small yellow-green flowers are rarely produced in early summer.

Common name: Shibataea kumasaca, scientific name: Shibataea kumasaca, also known as Okame zasa, Kagura bamboo, ruscus-leaf bamboo, ruscus bamboo, Shibataea kumasaca, Grass height: 1 to 2 m, leaf length: 6 to 10 cm, Leaf width: 2 to 2.5 cm, leaf color: light green, underside of the leaf: soft hair, Leaf shape: broad lanceolate, flower color: yellow-green, corolla: small ear, small ear: 3 small flowers, ear length: 2 cm, number of stamens: 3, flower column: 3 lobes, propagation: divided, use: used for garden planting, parks, ground cover, hedges and lucky charms, bamboo shoots are produced in June.


  • Eye
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Shibataea
  • Species
    S. kumasaca
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Small ear inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Thread-like
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typesmall, evergreen grass
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.1 ~ 0.15 cm

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