4 Species

Thamnocalamus is a genus of clumping bamboo. The generic name, derives from the Greek "thamnos" (thicket, shrubbery), and "kalamos" (Latinised "calamus", reed, cane), referring to the habit of the species.

These species are found from the mountains of East Asia (India, Nepal, Bhutan and China), South Africa and Madagascar. They are similar to the genus Fargesia, which is sometimes put in synonymy with Thamnocalamus.

Species Name



Thamnocalamus aristatus 10-20 mm 3-6 m
Thamnocalamus ibityensis    
Thamnocalamus spathiflorus 20-25 mm 4-7 m
Thamnocalamus tessellatus 5-20 mm 1-5 m