Dendrocalamus

Dendrocalamus

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.


 

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