Yushania

Yushania Species List

87 Species

Bamboo species form the genus Yushania are spreading temperate to subtropical bamboos, native from the Himalayas to Taiwan and the Philippines. They also occur in Southeast Africa and Madagascar.

The name Yushania refers to the mountain 'Yu Shan' of the central mountain range of Taiwan. These woody bamboos are thornless and grow at moderate to high altitudes, up to 3,000 m but usually lower.

Yushania has long-necked rhizomes that enable the plants to spread further, giving it a semi-running habit under suitable conditions. The species are mainly of little utility, and several species are even considered invasive weeds. They form good screening but can be rather invasive in warmer sites.

Yushania species have been experiencing many name changes and also contain various bamboo species that used to be assigned to Arundinaria.

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Species Name

Diameter

Height

Yushania addingtonii 8-12 mm 3-4.5 m
Yushania ailuropodina 8-15 mm 3-5 m
Yushania alpina 50-125 mm 2-19.5 m
Yushania ambositrensis   4-5 m
Yushania anceps 13 mm 3-4.5 m
Yushania anceps 'Pitt White' 30-40 mm 10 m
Yushania andropogonoides 1-3 mm 0.4-1.2 m
Yushania auctiaurita 3-10 mm 1-2.5m
Yushania baishanzuensis 5 mm 1.5-2 m
Yushania basihirsuta 5 mm 1.5-3 m
Yushania baviensis 12 mm 4-5.5 m
Yushania bojieiana 10-15 mm 3-5 m
Yushania brevipaniculata 7 mm 1.5-2.5 m
Yushania brevis 4-6 mm 1-2.5 m
Yushania burmanica 10-25 mm 3-6 m
Yushania canoviridis 3-6 mm 1-1.5 m
Yushania cartilaginea 7 mm 2.5 m
Yushania cava 10-20 mm 3.5-4 m
Yushania chingii 3-8 mm 1-2.5 m
Yushania chungii   2-3 m
Yushania collina 5-10 mm 2-3 m
Yushania complanata 5-12 mm 3-4.5 m
Yushania confusa 2.5 mm 0.3-0.6 m
Yushania crassicollis 10-25 mm 3-5 m
Yushania crispata 10-30 mm 2-7 m
Yushania dafengdingensis 12-20 mm 2-4 m
Yushania densifolia 5-10 mm 2-2.5 m
Yushania elegans 7-25 mm 4-7 m
Yushania elevata 14-60 mm 4-7 m
Yushania exilis 5-8 mm 1.5-2.5 m
Yushania falcatiaurita 8-12 mm 2-3.5 m
Yushania farcticaulis 10-20 mm 4-7 m
Yushania farinosa 6 mm 2.5 m
Yushania flexa 10-25 mm 3-5 m
Yushania glandulosa 4-5 mm 2-3 m
Yushania glauca 11-17 mm 3-7 m
Yushania grummata 4-15 mm 1.5-3 m
Yushania hirsuta 5-7.5 mm 1.2-2.4 m
Yushania hirticaulis 4.5-10 mm 0.7-3 m
Yushania humbertii   6-8 m
Yushania lacera 8 mm 2.1 m
Yushania laetevirens 6-10 mm 2.5-3.5 m
Yushania levigata 10-20 mm 2-4.5 m
Yushania lineolata 9-15 mm 2-3.5 m
Yushania Iongiaurita 4-6 mm 1.5 m
Yushania Iongipilosa 8 mm 2.5 m
Yushania Iongissima 3-8 mm 1-2 m
Yushania Iongiuscula 10-20 mm 4-5 m
Yushania mabianensis 4-8 mm 1-2 m
Yushania maculata 8-15 mm 2-3.5 m
Yushania madagascariensis   2-4 m
Yushania maling 20-40 mm 3-9 m
Yushania marojejyensis 10-17 mm 2 m
Yushania menghaiensis 10-13 mm 2-3.5 m
Yushania microphylla 5 mm 0.6-1.2 m
Yushania mitis 10-20 mm 3-4.5 m
Yushania multiramea 5-10 mm 3-4 m
Yushania niitakayamensis 5-30 mm 1-4 m
Yushania niitakayamensis var. microcarpa 3-5 mm 0.6-1.6 m
Yushania oblonga 10-20 mm 3-4.5 m
Yushania pachyclada 3-10 mm 1-2 m
Yushania pantlingii 15-20 mm  
Yushania papillosa 4-7 mm 0.8-1 m
Yushania pauciramificans 6-12 mm 2-3.5 m
Yushania perrieri 50-80 mm 4-7 m
Yushania polytricha 3-8 mm 1-2 m
Yushania punctulata 3-5 mm 1-1.8 m
Yushania qiaojiaensis 4 mm 0.3-0.6 m
Yushania qiaojiaensis f. nuda 15 mm 2 m
Yushania racemosa 10 mm 0.6-1.2 m
Yushania rigidula    
Yushania rolloana 5-20 mm 2.4-3 m
Yushania rugosa 5-8 mm 1-2 m
Yushania shangrilaensis   2-3 m
Yushania schmidiana   1.5-2 m
Yushania straminea 6-10 mm 2-4 m
Yushania suijangensis 3-6 mm 1-2 m
Yushania tessellata 10-17 mm 2-3 m
Yushania uniramosa 3-5 mm 0.6-1.6 m
Yushania varians 3-8 mm 1-2 m
Yushania velutina 5 mm 2-3.5 m
Yushania vigens 12-30 mm 2.5-5.5 m
Yushania violascens    
Yushania walkeriana 10 mm 2 m
Yushania wardii   2-2.5 m
Yushania weixiensis 3-10 mm 1-2 m
Yushania wightiana 8-15 mm 2-3 m
Yushania wuyishanensis 10 mm 4 m
Yushania xizangensis 10-20 mm 4.5 m
Yushania yadongensis 10-20 mm 4 m
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Common Names for Yushania Species

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

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

Common Name

Botanical Name

Green Mountain Bamboo Yushania alpina

 

Recently Corrected Names in the Genus Yushania

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 Yushania.

Old Name

New Name

Arundinaria alpina Yushania alpina
Arundinaria anceps Yushania anceps
Arundinaria maling Yushania maling
Borinda boliana Yushania boliana
Yushania aztecorum Otatea acuminata ssp. aztecorum