52 Species

Distribution Map

Bamboo species of the genus Dendrocalamus are large clump-forming subtropical bamboos with large branches and leaves, and are usually tick-walled. Most species prefer high humidity and mountain areas.

Dendrocalamus naturally occurs in: China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Kampuchea, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

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Dendrocalamus asper 80-200 mm 20-30 m
Dendrocalamus asper f. niger 80-200 mm 20-30 m
Dendrocalamus bambusoides 60-80 mm 7-15 m
Dendrocalamus barbatus 100-150 mm 15-18 m
Dendrocalamus barbatus var. internodliradicatus
Dendrocalamus birmanicus
Dendrocalamus brandisii 200 mm 30 m
Dendrocalamus calostachyus 20-30 m
Dendrocalamus cinctus 25 mm 6 m
Dendrocalamus collettianus
Dendrocalamus dumosus 20-25 mm 5 m
Dendrocalamus elegans 25 mm 6 m
Dendrocalamus farinosus 40-60 mm 10 m
Dendrocalamus farinosus f. flavostriatus 15-35 mm 5-7 m
Dendrocalamus fugongensis 100-150 mm 20 m
Dendrocalamus giganteus 150-300 mm 25-35 m
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii var. hamiltonii 100-180 mm 10-25 m
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii var. edulis 120 mm 12-19 m
Dendrocalamus hamiltonii var. undulatus 150 mm 23 m
Dendrocalamus hirtellus 50 mm 12 m
Dendrocalamus hookeri 100-150 mm 15-19 m
Dendrocalamus inermis 100 mm 3-5 m
Dendrocalamus jianshuiensis 100-120 mm 17-18 m
Dendrocalamus latiflorus 80-250 mm 14-25 m
Dendrocalamus latiflorus 'Mei-Nung'
Dendrocalamus latiflorus 'Subconvex' 40-120 mm 5-10 m
Dendrocalamus latifiorus var. magnus 160 mm 18 m
Dendrocalamus liboensis 60-90 mm 12-15 m
Dendrocalamus Iongifimbriatus
Dendrocalamus Iongispathus 75-130 mm 18 m
Dendrocalamus merrillianus 150 mm
Dendrocalamus messeri 130 mm 24-30 m
Dendrocalamus minor 30-60 mm 1.5-8 m
Dendrocalamus minor f. amoenus
Dendrocalamus multispiculatus
Dendrocalamus nudus 8 m
Dendrocalamus ovatus 50-70 mm 8-12 m
Dendrocalamus pachystachyus 100 mm 10-12 m
Dendrocalamus parishii
Dendrocalamus peculiaris 100-150 mm 13-18 m
Dendrocalamus pendulus 60-120 mm 10-30 m
Dendrocalamus poilanei 12 mm 5-6 m
Dendrocalamus pulverulentus 40-70 mm 8 m
Dendrocalamus ronganensis 10-30 mm 4-6 m
Dendrocalamus rongchengensis 60-120 mm 14-17 m
Dendrocalamus sahnii
Dendrocalamus sapidus 30-60 mm 6-10 m
Dendrocalamus semiscandens 60-150 mm 7-18 m
Dendrocalamus sikkimensis 100-150 mm 15-20 m
Dendrocalamus sinicus 200-320 mm 20-30 m
Dendrocalamus sinuatus 4-7 m
Dendrocalamus somdevai
Dendrocalamus strictus 25-80 mm 6-20 m
Dendrocalamus strictus 'Argenteus'
Dendrocalamus strictus var. sericeus
Dendrocalamus textilis 40-45 mm 7 m
Dendrocalamus tibeticus 120-180 mm 15-25 m
Dendrocalamus tomentosus 90-120 mm 20 m
Dendrocalamus tsiangii 30 mm
Dendrocalamus tsiangii f. striatus
Dendrocalamus wabo
Dendrocalamus yunnanicus 110-180 mm 18-25 m
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Common Names for Dendrocalamus 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 Dendrocalamus and their correct scientific names.

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

Common Name

Botanical Name

Rough Bamboo Dendrocalamus asper
Rough Asper Dendrocalamus asper
Indonesian Asper Dendrocalamus asper
Black Culmed Rough Bamboo Dendrocalamus asper f. niger
Velvet Leaf Bamboo Dendrocalamus brandisii
Teddy Bear Bamboo Dendrocalamus brandisii
Sweet Dragon Bamboo Dendrocalamus brandisii
Mealy Dendrocalamus Dendrocalamus farinosus
Giant Bamboo Dendrocalamus giganteus
Dragon Bamboo Dendrocalamus giganteus
Giant Dendrocalamus Dendrocalamus giganteus
Tama Bamboo Dendrocalamus hamiltonii
Hamilton Dendrocalamus Dendrocalamus hamiltonii
Tufted Bamboo Dendrocalamus hamiltonii
Taiwan Giant Bamboo Dendrocalamus latiflorus
Sweet Giant Bamboo Dendrocalamus latiflorus
Mei Nung Bamboo Dendrocalamus latiflorus 'Mei Nung'
Small Dendrocalamus Dendrocalamus minor
Ghost Bamboo Dendrocalamus minor f. amoenus
Angel Mist Bamboo Dendrocalamus minor f. amoenus
Philippines Sweet Shoot Bamboo Dendrocalamus sikkimensis
Bhutan Bamboo Dendrocalamus sikkimensis
Male Bamboo Dendrocalamus strictus
Calcutta Bamboo Dendrocalamus strictus
Solid Bamboo Dendrocalamus strictus


Recently Corrected Names in the Genus Dendrocalamus

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 Dendrocalamus.

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New Name

Dendrocalamus affinis Bambusa emeiensis
Dendrocalamus membranaceus Bambusa membranacea