Bambusa

Bambusa

157 Species

Distribution Map

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.

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Species Name

Diameter

Height

Bambusa affinis 25-35 mm 5-6 m
Bambusa alamii 20-35 mm 8-12 m
Bambusa albofolia 15 mm 2 m
Bambusa albolineata 35-55 mm 6-8 m
Bambusa albostriata 50 mm 12 m
Bambusa amahussana 2-3 m
Bambusa amplexicaulis 25 mm 3 m
Bambusa andamanica
Bambusa angustiaurita 30-60 mm 8-10 m
Bambusa angustissima 50 mm 9 m
Bambusa annulata 20-25 mm 2 m
Bambusa arnhemica 5-15 m
Bambusa atra 20-40 mm 5-12 m
Bambusa atrovirens 50-70 mm 8 m
Bambusa aurinuda 40-100 mm 8-11 m
Bambusa australis 11 m
Bambusa balcooa 75-150 mm 16-20 m
Bambusa bambos 100-150 mm 20-30 m
Bambusa basihirsuta 60-90 m 7-12 m
Bambusa beecheyana 60-100 mm 6-15 m
Bambusa beecheyana var. pubescens 140 mm 15 m
Bambusa bicicatricata 55-75 mm 10-12 m
Bambusa binghamii
Bambusa blumeana 80-200 mm 15-25 m
Bambusa blumeana 'Wei-fang Lin'
Bambusa boniopsis 10-20 mm 2-4.5 m
Bambusa breviflora 50-80 mm 12 m
Bambusa breviflora var. hainanensis
Bambusa brevispicula 20 m
Bambusa brunneoaciculia 5-25 mm 3.5-6.5 m
Bambusa burmanica 80-120 mm 15-20 m
Bambusa cacharensis 50-100 mm 18-21 m
Bambusa cerosissima 40-50 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa chungii 30-60 mm 12-18 m
Bambusa chungii var. barbellata
Bambusa chungii var. petilla 10 mm 3-4 m
Bambusa chunii 45-65 mm 10-14 m
Bambusa clavata 45-90 mm 10-20 m
Bambusa comillensis 30-50 mm 5-10 m
Bambusa contracta 20-30 mm 5-6 m
Bambusa copelandii 16-19 mm 15-20 m
Bambusa corniculata 40-70 mm 8 m
Bambusa cornuta 35 mm 7-8 m
Bambusa cornigera 60-80 mm 8-13 m
Bambusa crispiaurita 20-60 mm 8 m
Bambusa diaoluoshanensis 40-50 mm 10 m
Bambusa dissimulator 50-75 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa dissimulator var. albinodia
Bambusa dissimulator var. hispida
Bambusa distegia 45 mm 10 m
Bambusa dolichoclada 40-110 mm 6-20 m
Bambusa dolichoclada 'Stripe'
Bambusa dolichomerithalla 20-50 mm 4-10 m
Bambusa dolichomerithalla 'Green Stripestem'
Bambusa dolichornerithalla 'Silverstripe'
Bambusa duriuscula 100 mm 10-12 m
Bambusa edulis 75-130 mm 10-20 m
Bambusa emeiensis 30-60 mm 5-10 m
Bambusa emeiensis 'Chrysotrichus'
Bambusa emeiensis f. viridiflava
Bambusa emeiensis f. flavidorivens
Bambusa eutuldoides 40-60 mm 6-12 m
Bambusa eutuldoides var. basistriata
Bambusa eutuldoides var. viridivittata 20-35 mm 4-6 m
Bambusa farinacea 35-70 mm 8-10 m
Bambusa fecunda 10-30 mm 3-6 m
Bambusa fimbriligulata 30 mm 6 m
Bambusa flavonoda 30-40 mm 7-9 m
Bambusa flexuosa 35-75 mm 6-10 m
Bambusa forbesii
Bambusa fruticosa 3-4 m
Bambusa funghomii 65mm 15 m
Bambusa gibba 35-60 mm 7-10 m
Bambusa gibboides 50-70 mm 10-12 m
Bambusa glabrovagina 15-40 mm 3-7 m
Bambusa glaucophylla 15-25 mm 5 m
Bambusa grandis 80-100 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa griffithiana
Bambusa guangxiensis 3 m
Bambusa hainanensis 10-13 m
Bambusa heterostachya 30-60 mm 6-10 m
Bambusa hirsuta 25 mm 4-5 m
Bambusa horsfieldii 8-10 mm 7-8 m
Bambusa inaurita 10-20 mm 4-8 m
Bambusa indigena 30-60 mm 8-13 m
Bambusa insularis 40-50 mm 8-10 m
Bambusa intermedia 30-110 mm 7-15 m
Bambusa jacobsii 55-100 mm 10-25 m
Bambusa jaintiana
Bambusa khasiana 25-30 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa kingiana 70-100 mm 18-25 m
Bambusa kyathaungtu 15-19 m
Bambusa lako 30-80 mm 12-15 m
Bambusa lapidea 65 mm 15-17 m
Bambusa latideltata 20-50 mm 4-8 m
Bambusa laxa 20-40 mm 5-6 m
Bambusa lenta 40-45 mm 5-10 m
Bambusa lingnanioides 50 mm 10 m
Bambusa Iongipalea 30-60 mm 4-8 m
Bambusa Iongispiculata 40-80 mm 12-15 m
Bambusa luteostriata
Bambusa macrolemma 20 mm
Bambusa macrotis 60 mm 6-7 m
Bambusa maculata 40-70 mm 15 m
Bambusa malingensis 40-60 mm 8-10 m
Bambusa marginata
Bambusa membranacea
Bambusa merrillii 18 m
Bambusa microcephala 12-14 m
Bambusa minutiligulata 30 mm 5-6 m
Bambusa mollis 25-35 mm 5-8 m
Bambusa moreheadiana 15-30 mm 5-7 m
Bambusa multiplex 10-30 mm 2-4 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Albovariegata'
Bambusa multiplex 'Fernleaf'
Bambusa multiplex 'Shyokomachi'
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonso-Karrii' 40 mm 11-15 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Midori'
Bambusa multiplex 'Yellowstripe'
Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess' 10 mm 3 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Kimmei-Suhou'
Bambusa multiplex 'Viridistriata'
Bambusa multiplex 'Albostriata'
Bambusa multiplex 'Variegata' 12-15 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Shirosuji'
Bambusa multiplex 'Floribunda'
Bambusa multiplex 'Riviereorum' 3-5 mm 3 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Tiny Fern' 6 mm 1 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Solida' 10-15 mm 3-5 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Willowy' 20 mm 6 m
Bambusa multiplex 'Fu-Komachr
Bambusa multiplex 'Gimmei'
Bambusa multiplex 'Gimmei-Shiroshima'
Bambusa multiplex 'Midori-Beni'
Bambusa multiplex 'Midori Green'
Bambusa multiplex 'Ohkomachi'
Bambusa multiplex 'Tukusi-Komachi'
Bambusa multiplex var. shimadae 7 m
Bambusa multiplex var. pubivagina
Bambusa multiplex var. incana 10 mm 4 m
Bambusa mutabilis 20-35 mm 5-7 m
Bambusa nepalensis 50-100 mm 10-20 m
Bambusa nguyenii
Bambusa nutans 40-70 mm 6-12 m
Bambusa nutans subsp. nutans
Bambusa nutans subsp. cupulata 90 mm 25 m
Bambusa odashimae 40-120 mm 10-20 m
Bambusa oldhamii 50-100 mm 10-20 m
Bambusa oldhamii f. revoluta
Bambusa oliveriana 25-50 mm 13-15 m
Bambusa pachinensis 25-60 mm 5-10 m
Bambusa pachinensis var. hirsutissima 20-35 mm 4-5 m
Bambusa pallida 50-100 mm 15-20 m
Bambusa papillata 20-40 mm 3-6 m
Bambusa papillatoides 10-30 mm 3-6 m
Bambusa parvifolia 30-50 mm 8-10 m
Bambusa pervariabilis 40-55 mm 7-10 m
Bambusa pervariabilis var. viridistriata
Bambusa pierreana 12 m
Bambusa piscatorum 25-35 mm 5-10 m
Bambusa polymorpha 75-150 mm 15-25 m
Bambusa procera 8-12 m
Bambusa prominens 50-70 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa pseudopallida
Bambusa pubivaginata 15 mm 3 m
Bambusa ramispinosa 35-40 mm 8 m
Bambusa remotiflora 50-70 mm 10-12 m
Bambusa riauensis 20-30 mm 8-10 m
Bambusa rigida 20-50 mm 5-10 m
Bambusa riparia 3-3.5 m
Bambusa rongchengensis 60-120 mm 14-17 m
Bambusa rugata 15-30 mm 3-4 m
Bambusa rutila 60 mm 10-12 m
Bambusa salarkhanii 40-100 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa sanzaoensis 15-60 mm 4-7 m
Bambusa schizostachyoides 80-100 mm 6-10 m
Bambusa semitecta 10-15 mm 2-3 m
Bambusa sesquiflora 40-100 mm 6 m
Bambusa sinospinosa 40-80 mm 15-20 m
Bambusa sinthana 100 mm 15 m
Bambusa solomonensis 4-5 m
Bambusa stenoaurita 70 mm 10 m
Bambusa subaequalis 40-60 mm 8-12 m
Bambusa subtruncata 20-25 mm 4-5 m
Bambusa surrecta 30-60 mm 6-10 m
Bambusa teres 75 mm 20 m
Bambusa textilis 50-60 mm 9-10 m
Bambusa textilis 'Maculata'
Bambusa textilis 'Purpurascens'
Bambusa textilis var. glabra
Bambusa textilis var. gracilis
Bambusa thalaw-wa 75-100 mm 12-16 m
Bambusa thorelii
Bambusa truncata 45 mm 7 m
Bambusa tsangii 40-100 mm 3 m
Bambusa tulda 50-100 mm 6-20 m
Bambusa tuldoides 30-50 mm 7-15 m
Bambusa tuldoides 'Ventricosa'
Bambusa tuldoides 'Ventricosa Kimmei'
Bambusa tuldoides 'Nana' 5-8 mm 0.5 m
Bambusa utilis 20-70 mm 3-14 m
Bambusa valida 80-120 mm 12-16 m
Bambusa variostriata 40-70 mm 5-12 m
Bambusa villosula 75 mm
Bambusa vinhphuensis 90 mm 15 m
Bambusa viridis 30-50 mm 20 m
Bambusa vulgaris 40-100 mm 10-20 m
Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata' 50-80 mm 10-15 m
Bambusa vulgaris 'Kimmei'
Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin' 20-70 mm 2-5 m
Bambusa vulgaris var. constrictinoda
Bambusa wenchouensis 80-100 mm 16 m
Bambusa xiashanensis 45-55 mm 12-13 m
Bambusa xueana 40-70 mm 8-12 m
Bambusa yunnanensis 30-50 mm 12 m
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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.

Common Name

Botanical Name

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

 

Recently Corrected Names in the Genus Bambusa

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

Old Name

New Name

Bambusa arundinacea Bambusa bambos
Bambusa forbesii Neololeba atra
Bambusa glaucescens Bambusa multiplex
Bambusa hirose Bambusa oldhamii
Bambusa multiplex 'Green Alphonse' Bambusa multiplex 'Midori Green'
Bambusa odashimae Bambusa edulis
Bambusa variegata (hort.) Bambusa glaucophylla
Bambusa ventricosa Bambusa tuldoides 'Ventricosa'
Bambusa vulgaris 'Striata' Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata'
Dendrocalamus affinis Bambusa emeiensis
Dendrocalamus membranaceus Bambusa membranacea
Gigantochloa luteostriata Bambusa luteostriata
Neosinocalamus affinis Bambusa emeiensis 'Chrysotrichus'