63 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.


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