Chimonobambusa Species List

Chimonobambusa Species List

38 Species

Bamboo species of the genus Chimonobambusa are running bamboos with swollen nodes that bear thorns in many species, they have 3 branches at the nodes.

Chimonobambusa bamboos grow native in: China, Burma, Vietnam and Japan. In China and Japan they refer to this genus as "square bamboo". Several species have been introduced in Europe and the USA and are grown in cultivation.

List of all known Chimonobambusa Species

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Species Name



Chimonobambusa angustifolia 10 mm 2 m
Chimonobambusa armata 25-45 mm 6-10 m
Chimonobambusa brevinoda 10 mm 2-3 m
Chimonobambusa communis 10-30 mm 3-7 m
Chimonobambusa convoluta 10-20 mm 2-3 m
Chimonobambusa damingshanensis 20-25 mm 4-5 m
Chimonobambusa fansipanensis 10-20 mm 3-4 m
Chimonobambusa grandifolia 10-15 mm 4 m
Chimonobambusa hejiangensis 20-30 mm 5-7 m
Chimonobambusa hirtinoda 25 mm 5 m
Chimonobambusa lactistriata 20-40 mm 4-5 m
Chimonobambusa leishanensis 6-10 mm 1.5-3 m
Chimonobambusa linearifolia 15-20 mm 3-5 m
Chimonobambusa luzhiensis 10-20 mm 2.5-5 m
Chimonobambusa macrophylla 10-20 mm 2.5-3 m
Chimonobambusa macrophylla f. intermedia 4-10 mm 1.5-3.5 m
Chimonobambusa macrophylla f. leiboensis
Chimonobambusa maculata 8 mm 1.5 m
Chimonobambusa marmorea 10-15 mm 2-3 m
Chimonobambusa marmorea 'Variegata'
Chimonobambusa marmorea 'Gimmei'
Chimonobambusa marmorea 'Kimmei'
Chimonobambusa metuoensis 10-25 mm 5-7 m
Chimonobambusa microfloscula 15-20 mm 4-6 m
Chimonobambusa montigena 7-14 mm 1.5-2.8 m
Chimonobambusa neopurpurea 50 mm 8 m
Chimonobambusa ningnanica 10-15 mm 2-4 m
Chimonobambusa opienensis 10-55 mm 2-7 m
Chimonobambusa pachystachys 10-30 mm 3-6 m
Chimonobambusa paucispinosa 10-20 mm 3-5 m
Chimonobambusa puberula 15-25 mm 4-5 m
Chimonobambusa pubescens 8 mm 1.5-2 m
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 10-30 mm 3-6 m
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Albostriata'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Aureostriata'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Cyrano de Bergerac'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Square Gimmei'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Joseph de Jussieu'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Sotaroana'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis 'Suow'
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis f. purpureiculma
Chimonobambusa rigidula 15-25 mm 2-4 m
Chimonobambusa rivularis 12-20 mm 2.5-5 m
Chimonobambusa setiformis 20-25 mm 4-5 m
Chimonobambusa szechuanensis 15-25 mm 4-6 m
Chimonobambusa szechuanensis f. flexuosa 15 mm 4 m
Chimonobambusa tuberculata 12 mm 3-4 m
Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda 10-30 mm 2.5-6 m
Chimonobambusa unffolia 3-5 mm 1-1.6 m
Chimonobambusa utilis 15-35 mm 6-10 m
Chimonobambusa verruculosa 10-15 mm 1.5-3 m
Chimonobambusa yunnanensis 25 mm 10 m
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Recently Corrected Chimonobambusa Names

Bamboo species tables are monitored and improved each year by a wide group of experts. Below you’ll find the latest updates for the genera Chimonobambusa.

Old Name

New Name

Chimonobambusa falcata Himalayacalamus hookerianus
Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda
Tetragonocalamus angulatus Chimonobambusa quadrangularis


Chimonobambusa Common Names

Bamboo growers and garden books frequently refer to bamboos by their 'common name'. Below you’ll find a table with the most common English names for Chimonobambusa and their correct scientific names.

More common names in English can be found here: Common Bamboo Names.

Common Name

Botanic Name

Marbled Bamboo Chimonobambusa marmorea
Square Bamboo Chimonobambusa quadrangularis