Bambusa is a medium to large size bamboo genus, and very popular among growers and cultivators. They are usually very strong and have thick culm walls, with small branches and small leaves.
Bambusa species are subtropical and tropical clumping bamboos native to: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Madagascar.
Common Names for Bambusa Species
Bamboo growers and garden books frequently refer to bamboos by their 'common names'. Below you'll find a table with the most common English names for Bambusa and their correct scientific names.
More common names in English can be found here: Common Bamboo Names.
|Beechey Bamboo||Bambusa beecheyana|
|Buddha's Belly Bamboo||Bambusa tuldoides 'Ventricosa'|
|Chinese Goddess Bamboo||Bambusa multiplex ‘Riviereorum’|
|Chinese Thorny Bamboo||Bambusa sinospinosa|
|Common Bamboo||Bambusa vulgaris|
|Fernleaf Bamboo||Bambusa multiplex ‘Fernleaf’|
|Giant Thorny Bamboo||Bambusa bambos|
|Giant Timber Bamboo||Bambusa oldhamii|
|Hedge Bamboo||Bambusa multiplex|
|Horsehoof Bamboo||Bambusa lapidea|
|Iron Range Bamboo||Bambusa forbesii|
|Oldham's Bamboo||Bambusa oldhamii|
|Painted Bamboo||Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata'|
|Punting Pole Bamboo||Bambusa tuldoides|
|Timor Black Bamboo||Bambusa lako|
|Weaver's Bamboo||Bambusa textilis|