Gigantochloa

Gigantochloa

55 Species

Distribution Map

Gigantochloa is a tropical genus of giant clumping bamboo, similar to the genus Bambusa.

Bamboo species of this genus grow native in South and South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, India, and Bangladesh.

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Species Name

Diameter

Height

Gigantochloa achmadii 50-90 mm 10-20 m
Gigantochloa albopilosa 40-50 mm 12 m
Gigantochloa albovestita 12-20 mm 12 m
Gigantochloa apus 40-130 mm 8-22 m
Gigantochloa atroviolacea 60-80 mm 6-12 m
Gigantochloa atter 50-100 mm 15-22 m
Gigantochloa auriculata 50-65 mm 12-15 m
Gigantochloa aya 80-100 mm 15 m
Gigantochloa baliana 18-26 mm 10 m
Gigantochloa balui 60-80 mm 10-12 m
Gigantochloa calcicola 10-20 mm 10 m
Gigantochloa cochinchinensis 30-40 mm 5-6 m
Gigantochloa compressa 100 mm 12-18 m
Gigantochloa felix 9 m
Gigantochloa hasskarliana 30-60 mm 8-12 m
Gigantochloa heteroclada 150 mm 15 m
Gigantochloa hirtinoda 60-80 mm 15-20 m
Gigantochloa holttumiana 30-55 mm 10-15 m
Gigantochloa kachinensis
Gigantochloa kathaensis 100 mm 24 m
Gigantochloa kuring 20-70 mm 20-25 m
Gigantochloa latifolia 40-80 mm 15 m
Gigantochloa latifolia var. alba
Gigantochloa latifolia var. efimbriata
Gigantochloa levis 100-160 mm 15-20 m
Gigantochloa ligulata 20-40 mm 6-9 m
Gigantochloa longiprophylla 60-80 mm 20 m
Gigantochloa macrostachya 60-100 mm 10-16 m
Gigantochloa magentea 50-60 mm 8-10 m
Gigantochloa manggong 50-70 mm 10-15 m
Gigantochloa membranoidea 30-50 mm 8-10 m
Gigantochloa multiculmis 30 mm 10 m
Gigantochloa nigrociliata 30-60 mm 15-20 m
Gigantochloa papyracea 50-80 mm 15 m
Gigantochloa parviflora 15-17 mm
Gigantochloa pruriens 60-120 mm 10-15 m
Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea 50-130 mm 7-30 m
Gigantochloa pubinervis 25-80 mm
Gigantochloa pubipetiolata 60-80 mm 15 m
Gigantochloa ridleyi 100 mm 16 m
Gigantochloa robusta 70-90 mm 15-20 m
Gigantochloa rostrata 20-35 mm 4-8 m
Gigantochloa scortechinii 60-120 mm 10-20 m
Gigantochloa scortechinii var. albovestita
Gigantochloa serik 20-60 mm 10-15 m
Gigantochloa taluh 18-26 mm 10 m
Gigantochloa tekserah
Gigantochloa thoii 90-120 mm 10-16 m
Gigantochloa tomentosa 60-80 mm 10-15 m
Gigantochloa toungooensis
Gigantochloa velutina 60-80 mm 20 m
Gigantochloa vietnamica 60-120 mm 15-20 m
Gigantochloa vinhphuica 100-130 mm 20-25 m
Gigantochloa wanet
Gigantochloa wrayi 20-70 mm 10 m
Gigantochloa wunthoensis 75-100 mm 15 m
Gigantochloa yunzalinensis
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Common Names for Gigantochloa Species

Bamboo growers and garden books frequently refer to bamboos by their 'common name'. Below you'll find a table with the most common English names for Gigantochloa species and their correct scientific names.

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

Common Name

Botanical Name

Java Black Bamboo Gigantochloa atroviolacea
Tropical Black Bamboo Gigantochloa atroviolacea

 

Recently Corrected Names in the Genus Gigantochloa

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 Gigantochloa.

Old Name

New Name

Gigantochloa atroviolacea 'Timor Black' Bambusa lako
Gigantochloa luteostriata Bambusa luteostriata
Gigantochloa verticillata Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea