Fargesia

Fargesia

84 Species

Bamboo species of the genus Fargesia are medium to small mountain clumping bamboos, found in the alpine conifer forests of East Asia (China, Vietnam, and Burma). In China they are known as 'jian zhu' (arrow bamboo).

Fargesias are some of the world's most hardy bamboos and are also becoming well-known for their thick clumping habits. Some bamboos in this genus are also essential food for pandas.

The scientific name Fargesia was dedicated to the French missionary and amateur botanist Père Paul Guillaume Farges (1814-1912) who worked as a Christian missionary and plant collector in China.

There are currently about 84 recognized Fargesia species, but morphological and genetic analysis has led to many being transferred to the genera Thamnocalamus, Yushania and Borinda, while others are still uncertain.

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Species Name

Diameter

Height

Fargesia acuticontracta 10-50 mm 3-7 m
Fargesia adpressa 20-30 mm 4-6 m
Fargesia albocerea 8-20 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia altior 13-35 mm 4-10 m
Fargesia ampullaris 7-15 mm 2-5.5 m
Fargesia angustissima 10-20 mm 4-7 m
Fargesia aurita 5-15 mm 1.5-3 m
Fargesia brevipes
Fargesia brevissima 10-30 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia caduca 10-15 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia canaliculata 10-20 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia circinata 15 mm 3 m
Fargesia communis 10-30 mm 4-8 m
Fargesia concinna 20-50 mm 6-10 m
Fargesia conferta 10-20 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia contracta 10-25 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia contracta f. evacuata
Fargesia cuspidata 20 mm 5 m
Fargesia declivis 5-8 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia decurvata 8-15 mm 3.5 m
Fargesia demissa 3-5 mm 1-1.5 m
Fargesia denudata 6-13 mm 3-5 m
Fargesla dracocephala 3-20 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia dulcicula 10-18 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia dura 10-20 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia edulis 20-40 mm 5-8 m
Fargesia elegans 5-10 mm 2-3.5 m
Fargesia emaculata 8-12 mm 2.5-3.5 m
Fargesia exposita 8-6 mm 3-4.5 m
Fargesia fansipanensis 7-10 mm 1 m
Fargesia ferax 36 mm 5 m
Fargesia fractiflexa 6-12 mm 2-3 m
Fargesia frigida 10-17 mm 1.5-3.5 m
Fargesia fungosa 15-25 mm 4-6 m
Fargesia funiushanensis 5-8 mm 1.2-2 m
Fargesia gongshanensis 10-20 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia hackelii
Fargesia hainanensis 20-35 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia hsuehiana 10-30 mm 3-7 m
Fargesia hygrophila 10-20 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia jiulongensis 10-20 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia lincangensis 20-40 mm 4-8 m
Fargesia Iongiuscula 16-24 mm 4.5-6 m
Fargesia lushuiensis 8-10 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia mairei
Fargesia mali 12-25 mm 3-6 m
Fargesia maluo 10-20 mm 3-4.5 m
Fargesia melanostachys 5 mm 2 m
Fargesia membranacea 5-10 mm 1.4-2 m
Fargesia murieliae 7-13 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia murieliae 'Harewood'
Fargesia murieliae 'Humboldt'
Fargesia murieliae 'Jumbo' 3.5-5 m
Fargesia murieliae 'Leda' 7 mm 3 m
Fargesia murieliae 'Sabe'
Fargesia murieliae 'Simba'
Fargesia muriellae 'Zampa'
Fargesia nitida 10-20 mm 2-4 m
Fargesia nitida 'Anceps' 13 mm 2-3.6 m
Fargesia nitida 'Chennevières' 31 mm 3 m
Fargesia nitida 'De Belder'
Fargesia nitida 'Eisenach'
Fargesia nitida 'Ems River' 13 mm 3.6 m
Fargesia nitida 'McClure' 13 mm 3.6 m
Fargesia nitida 'Nymphenburg' 13 mm 3.6 m
Fargesia nitida 'Zwijnenburg'
Fargesia obliqua 5-12 mm 2-4 m
Fargesia orbiculata 10-25 mm 4-6 m
Fargesia papyrifera 20-60 mm 6-8 m
Fargesia parvifolla 15-20 mm 4-5.5 m
Fargesia pauciflora 10-30 mm 4-6 m
Fargesia perlonga 15-22 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia pleniculmis 4 m
Fargesia plurisetosa 10 mm 2 m
Fargesia porphyrea 10-25 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia praecipua 20-50 mm 4-8 m
Fargesia qinlingensis 4-9 mm 1-3.3 m
Fargesia robusta 10-30 mm 2-5 m
Fargesia rufa 4-15 mm 2.5-3.5 m
Fargesia sagittatinea 30-60 mm 7-9 m
Fargesia scabrida 5-10 mm 1.8-3.5 m
Fargesia semicoriacea 5-12 mm 1-3.5 m
Fargesia semiorbiculata 6-13 mm 4.2 m
Fargesia similaris 8-12 mm
Fargesia solida 10-15 mm 3-5 m
Fargesia sparsiflora
Fargesia spathacea
Fargesia stenoclada 10-17 mm 2.5-5.5 m
Fargesia strigosa 10-25 mm 2.5-6 m
Fargesia subflexuosa 15-30 mm 3-6 m
Fargesla sylvestris 6-10 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia tenuilignea 10-30 mm 4-7 m
Fargesia ungulata 5-8 mm 1.5 m
Fargesia utilis 15-25 mm 3-4 m
Fargesia vicina
Fargesia wuliangshanensis 15-25 mm 3-7 m
Fargesia yuanjiangensis 8-13 mm 2 m
Fargesia yulongshanensis 10-25 mm 5-7 m
Fargesia yunnanensis 30-50 mm 4-7 m
Fargesia zayuensis 15 mm 6 m
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Recently Corrected Names in the Genus Fargesia

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 Fargesia.

Old Name

New Name

Fargesia angustissima Borinda angustissima
Fargesia crassinodus Thamnocalamus crassinodus
Fargesia dracocephala (hort.) Fargesia apicirubens
Fargesia dracocephala 'White Drago' (hort.) Fargesia apicirubens 'White Dragon'
Fargesia frigida Borinda frigidorum
Fargesia fungosa Borinda fungosa
Fargesia sp. 'A-4' Fargesia adpressa
Fargesia sp. 'Rufa' Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa'
Sinarundinaria Fargesia
Thamnocalamus spathaceus (hort.) Fargesia murieliae