45 Species

Distribution Map

Bamboo species of the genus Schizostachyum are tall or shrub-like tropical clumping, and sometimes climbing bamboos. They grow native in the tropical and subtropical regions from Madagascar to the Pacific Islands with South-East Asia as the centre of distribution. The northernmost species is reported from Jiangxi in South China. Some species have been introduced into cultivation as ornamental and useful plants.

Schizostachyum bamboo usually occurrs spontaneous at low and medium elevations up to about 1,000 m (a few species up to about 2,000 m), in forests, clearings, and also in the open field, preferring humid conditions.

The name Schizostachyum comes from Greek 'schistos' (cleft) and 'stachys' (spike), referring to the spacing of spikelets.

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Species Name



Schizostachyum aciculare    
Schizostachyum alopecurus    
Schizostachyum arunachalensis    
Schizostachyum blumei 10-25 mm 6-10 m
Schizostachyum bosseri    
Schizostachyum brachycladum 60-80 mm 10-15 m
Schizostachyum brachycladum var. auriculatum 65-75 mm 16 m
Schizostachyum brachycladum 'Bali Kuning' 65-75 mm 16 m
Schizostachyum brachythyrsus    
Schizostachyum caudatum 15-40 mm 6-8 m
Schizostachyum chinense 20-30 mm 8 m
Schizostachyum copelandii   3 m
Schizostachyum curranii    
Schizostachyum diffusum    
Schizostachyum dumetorum 10-15 mm 4-5
Schizostachyum dumetorum var. Xinwuense 10 mm 8
Schizostachyum fenixii    
Schizostachyum funghomii 40-60 mm 15 m
Schizostachyum glaucifolium   2.5-3 m
Schizostachyum gracile 15-20 mm 3-4 m
Schizostachyum gracile var. erectum    
Schizostachyum grande 120 mm 20 m
Schizostachyum hainanense 50 mm 5-17 m
Schizostachyum hantu 150-200 mm 1.5-2.5 m
Schizostachyum insulare 75 mm 6-13 m
Schizostachyum iraten 20-50 mm 6-10 m
Schizostachyum irratun    
Schizostachyum jaculans 35 mm 6-7 m
Schizostachyum latJfolium    
Schizostachyum lima 40 mm 9 m
Schizostachyum lumampao    
Schizostachyum luzonicum 10 mm 1-2 m
Schizostachyum mannii    
Schizostachyum parvifolium 10 mm 2-3 m
Schizostachyum perrieri 70-100 mm 2-8 m
Schizostachyum pilosum 50 mm 15 m
Schizostachyum pleianthemum 30 mm  
Schizostachyum pseudolima 40 mm 10 m
Schizostachyum rogersii 20 mm 10 m
Schizostachyum sanguineum 20-30 mm 5-7 m
Schizostachyum seshagirianum    
Schizostachyum terminale 10-15 mm  
Schizostachyum tessellatum   2 m
Schizostachyum textorium    
Schizostachyum toppingii    
Schizostachyum undulatum 30 mm  
Schizostachyum warburgii    
Schizostachyum whitei    
Schizostachyum zollingeri 100 mm 15 m
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