Bamboo Species List

ABS Species List
American Bamboo Society

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Clumper/Runner
AcidosasaA genus of bamboos native to south coastal China; shoots are sour.
Acidosasa
edulis
  40.00 2.00 U 5 Culms green, glabrous. Sheath turns from green to brown. Shoots said to be delicious.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
AmpelocalamusTender clumping bamboos of pendulous or scrambling habit, with ribbed culms and large culm sheath blades, from China to Nepal.
Ampelocalamus
scandens
  30.00 0.30 23 3 Very prominent leaf sheath bristles and corky swollen nodes. Many subequal branches, central branch may be as large as culm.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ArundinariaGenus of small to medium size hardy running bamboos, with numerous branches at each node and persistent culm sheaths. New shoots in spring. Native to the US only. All other species should be moved to different genera.
Arundinaria
appalachiana
Hill Cane 6.00 U U U Recently described new. Deciduous   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Arundinaria
funghomii
  30.00 1.10 0 4 Chinese. New culms covered with a gray bloom. Handsome, only grows about 4 ft tall in cold climates. May be Pseudosasa cantori.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Arundinaria
gigantea
RIVER CANE 20.00 1.00 -10 5 Native to the U.S. Once grew from Georgia and Texas to Maryland and Ohio.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Arundinaria
gigantea
'Macon'
MACON RIVERCANE 20.00 1.00 -22 5 More upright and hardier than the species; reported to stay evergreen with little leaf burn.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Arundinaria
tecta
SWITCH CANE 6.00 0.50 -10 5 Similar to A. gigantea but generally smaller. It differs in persistent culm sheaths, air channels in its rhizomes, and can grow in wet ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
BambusaGenus of tropical and subtropical clumping bamboos, usually giant, with numerous branches at a node, one or three much larger than the rest. New shoots appear in late summer or fall in their native areas.
Bambusa
arnhemica
  25.00 4.00 32 5 From Northern Territory, Australia, along water courses. Dense clumps, thick culms, short internodes, low branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
balcooa
  60.00 6.00 25 5 From India. Tangled clumps make harvest difficult. Strong, used for construction, crafts, shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
bambos
GIANT THORNY 100.00 7.00 30 5 Fast growing, thick-walled, soft. Lower branches are long, wiry and armed with thorns. Edible shoots. Used for paper in India.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
basihirsuta
  40.00 3.00 28 5 Erect tight clumps.   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
beecheyana
BEECHEY BAMBOO 50.00 5.00 21 5 Culms with short internodes generally arch strongly and are covered with white powder when young. Big thick-walled culms; edible shoots in much demand.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
beecheyana
var pubescens
  50.00 5.00 21 5 More erect, thicker nodal hair, branching lower, no virus   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
blumeana
  60.00 4.00 30 5 A tall thorny bamboo from India and Indonesia where used for building material, baskets and edible shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
boniopsis
  15.00 1.00 28 5 A small green bamboo from Hainan; a recent import. Narrow leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
burmanica
  50.00 4.00 32 5 Strong, nearly solid culms. Leaves up to 12 by 2 inches. Dense clumps, shrubby, lower branches spiny.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
chungii
  33.00 2.50 21 5 Culms covered with white powder. Thin walled. Used in papermaking, weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
chungii
var. barbelatta
  22.00 1.50 21 5 Grows to about 3/4 the size, with lighter ring of hair around new culm nodes and looser culm sheath blade.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
cornigera
  35.00 3.00 U U Culms zigzag, and internodes are slightly curved.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dissimulator
  50.00 3.00 25 5 A giant tropical, produces many thick walled, arching or erect, tough culms with long branches. Bambusa dissemulator Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dissimulator
'Albinodia'
  50.00 3.00 25 5 Similar to the species, but with pronounced white rings above and below the nodes.   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
distegia
  30.00 4.00 25 5 A bamboo from Sichuan, China that has green internodes with a slightly bending top but not drooping. It is said to tolerate light frosts. Description from www.bambooplantation.com   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichoclada
Long-Branch Bamboo 65.00 4.00 25 5 B. dolichoclada 'Hayata' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichoclada
'Stripe'
  65.00 4.00 25 5 A beautiful giant from Taiwan. The culms are a waxy yellow with dark green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Green stripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has yellow-green culms striped with dark green. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Silverstripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has culms striped with silver. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
  35.00 2.50 24 U reversion from Bambusa emeiensis 'Viridiflavus' without yellow stripes   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Chrysotrichus'
  35.00 2.50 24 U B. emeiensis was known as Neosinocalamus affinis. When moved to Bambusa it needed a new name to avoid confusion with Bambusa affinis, a different species. 'Chrysotrichus' has light yellow culms with dark green lines. Neosinocalamus affinis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Flavidovirens'
  35.00 2.50 24 U Green stripes on pale green or yellow/gold culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Viridiflavus'
  35.00 2.50 24 U Culms erect with yellow stripes alternating 180° on each internode.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
eutuldoides
  45.00 2.00 21 5 Straight, erect, thick-walled culms; some with fine white stripes. Grown in Hong Kong area.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
eutuldoides
'Viridivittata'
  25.00 1.00 21 5 Yellow culms with varying dark green stripes. New shoots have pink and peach tones. Low branching.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
gibba
  25.00 2.00 32 5 Side branches often have soft spines. It is used as a fence; oil is extracted from the culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
glaucophylla
MALAY DWARF 15.00 1.00 30 5 Dense, erect, bushy, variegated. Used as an ornamental hedge, easy to prune to desired shape. Previously sold as Bambusa variegata. Bambusa variegata (hort.) Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
intermedia
  40.00 3.00 25 5 Dark green with purple stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
lako
TIMOR BLACK 50.00 3.50 28 5 Shiny culms green through brown to purple-black with some bold green or pale yellow stripes. Erect culm sheath blades on nearly hairless shoots. Flowers in US prove it to be Bambusa. From Timor. Gigantochloa atroviolacea 'Timor Black' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
lapidea
HORSEHOOF BAMBOO 35.00 3.50 28 5 Thick walled culms; slightly swollen and almost solid at the base. From Hainan, China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
longispiculata
  50.00 4.00 30 5 Culm green, with light green stripes near the base and rings at nodes. Open clumps, straight culms, thin walls, long internodes. Many plants sold under this name may have been Bambusa tulda ‘Striata’.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
maculata
PRING TUTUL U U 28 5 From Bali; local name pring tutul. Splotchy canes when mature. Used for making furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
malingensis
  35.00 2.50 21 5 An attractive medium-size tropical, produces many culms each year, taller under trees. Reportedly tolerates wind well.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
HEDGE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 18 5 Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. Hardiest of the Bambusa.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Alphonse Karr'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to the species, but the culms and branches are bright yellow with irregular longitudinal narrow dark green stripes. New shoots and culms are often reddish.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Fernleaf Stripestem'
FERNLEAF STRIPESTEM 12.00 0.50 18 5 Similar to ‘Fernleaf’ except that the culms are reddish or yellowish and striped with green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Fernleaf'
FERNLEAF BAMBOO 20.00 0.50 18 5 Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two ranked leaves. Often culms come up that have reverted to the larger leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Golden Goddess'
  10.00 0.50 18 5 A dwarf form similar to 'Fernleaf' but with larger leaves. The culms tend to be yellowish.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Goldstripe'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Mature green culms have a gold stripe that bleeds into the green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Lucky Silverstripe'
  25.00 1.25 18 5 New leaves have white stripes and the culms have thin silver stripes. The cultivar has twisted and curved culms reminiscent of “Lucky Bamboo”. Some of the culms twist up to 90 degrees between nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Midori Green'
GREEN ALPHONSE 15.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to 'Alphonse Karr', but the culms and branches are light green with dark green stripes. Bambusa multiplex 'Green Alphonse' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Riviereorum'
CHINESE GODDESS 6.00 0.30 18 5 Has solid culms and tiny leaves; similar to 'Fernleaf' but smaller, more delicate looking.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Silverstripe'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Many leaves have white stripes and some culms are also striped with white.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Tiny Fern Striped'
  3.00 0.20 18 5 Same as Tiny Fern, but with striped culms.   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Tiny Fern'
  3.00 0.20 18 5 A dwarf form with leaves often less than 1" long, but can grow larger.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Willowy'
WANG TSAI 10.00 0.50 18 5 Culms droop or arch strongly with small, narrow leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
nutans
  40.00 3.00 28 5 From Thailand. Nutans means "nodding," which it does. The culms have a white ring below the nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
odashimae
  65.00 3.00 25 5 Ex Taiwan, large dark green leaves, edible shoots. Called B. edulis before, which is a synonym of Phyllostachys edulis.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
odashimae
X B. tuldoides
  U U 23 U Erect with long internodes. Previously B. edulis X tuldoides   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
oldhamii
GIANT TIMBER 55.00 4.00 21 5 The most common giant tropical bamboo grown in the U.S. Culms straight and erect with relatively short branches. Leaves are rather wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
oliveriana
  45.00 2.00 32 4 Densely clumping with thick-walled, glossy green culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
pachinensis
  33.00 2.40 25 5 Medium size with yellowish culms, it resembles B. textilis.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
pervariabilis
  33.00 2.40 32 5 Erect, thick walled. Lower internodes have branches and yellow stripes on culm and sheaths. Used to make farm tools, punting poles in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
pervariabilis
'Viridistriatus'
  33.00 2.40 25 5 Recently introduced from China. Similar to the species but much more highly coloured. New shoots are yellow with green stripes maturing to yellow/gold with varying dark green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
rigida
  40.00 2.30 32 5 Erect. Internodes long. Sheaths persistent. Many branches at nodes. Leaves oblong, 3-9”, dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
rutila
  40.00 2.00 28 5 Thick walls, swollen nodes, lower part of culm zigzag. Ring of whitish hair below nodes. Leaves narrow.   Sources
Clumper
Bambusa
sinospinosa
CHINESE THORNY 70.00 5.00 20 5 A thorny bamboo with rather small leaves, and interlaced low thorny branches, impenetrable hedge.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp
'Hirose'
  55.00 5.00 21 5 Tightly clumping, upright, to 50-60ft, 4-6ins, poorly known, possibly B. oldhamii.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Clone X'
  75.00 2.80 21 5 A vigorous bamboo with extremely thick walls, ivory nodal bands, whitish bloom. Identification uncertain. Bambusa tuldoides 'Clone X' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Nana'
  25.00 2.50 28 5 A medium-sized timber bamboo from Thailand. Straight, strong. Some yellow stripes. Note B. nana is a synonym of B. multiplex.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Polymorpha'
  65.00 6.00 32 5 Green culms densely covered with grayish white silky hair; branches short, slender, and dense. ID uncertain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Richard Waldron'
  10.00 0.50 20 5 Compact erect small bamboo similar to B. multiplex, identity and origins uncertain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
stenostachya
  70.00 6.00 28 5 Basal internodes almost solid. Thorny. Culm sheaths persistent. Useful in building.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
suberecta
"Jesse Durko Bamboo" 25.00 1.00 25 U A beautiful, relatively small-growing ornamental bamboo that has both variegated leaves and striated culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
WEAVER'S BAMBOO 40.00 2.00 18 5 Tight clumps. An extremely handsome plant that arches gracefully. The thin-walled culms are used for weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.25 18 5 Shorter, less erect. "This one is from a Bambusa textilis seedling that Roy Works sold to Rockledge Gardens in Florida and they have been selling it for a good number of years as a dwarf version of textilis and it has remained about half size of a regular textilis."   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Kanapaha'
  50.00 2.50 18 5 Grows larger than normal B. textilis in Florida, with lower half of culms prominently blue & branchless. Very similar to ‘Mutabilis’.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Maculata'
  25.00 1.00 18 5 Culms and base of new culm sheaths have purple streaks.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Mutabilis'
  40.00 2.30 18 5 Persistent blue-white bloom and long internodes. Previously misidentified as B. mutabilis and as B. textilis var. fusca. Bambusa mutabilis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Scranton'
  30.00 2.00 18 5 A more open clumper with shorter branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. albostriata
  40.00 2.00 18 5 Same as species except culms are white striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. glabra
  30.00 1.00 18 5 Slender, as var. gracilis, but with glabrous culms and culm sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. gracilis
  30.00 1.30 18 5 Culm more slender than the typical B. textilis, nodding top, graceful foliage.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
tulda
  70.00 4.00 30 5 The large, straight, thick walled culms make this one of the most useful tropical bamboos. Frequently solid near the base.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
tulda
'Striata'
  70.00 4.00 30 5 Like the species, the culms are striped near the base, but more prominently.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
tuldoides
PUNTING POLE 55.00 2.30 21 5 Somewhat similar to B. tulda but not as large and more hardy. It produces a large number of thick walled culms growing in a tight clump.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
variostriata
  35.00 3.00 28 5 New shoots covered with bloom, culm has white stripes, useful and edible.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
BUDDHA'S BELLY 55.00 2.30 21 5 It becomes a dwarf with swollen internodes when grown in pots under dry conditions. In the ground it reverts to a giant with zigzag culms and branches. Bambusa tuldoides 'ventricosa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
'Kimmei'
  55.00 2.30 21 5 As the species, but with yellow culms striped with green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
COMMON BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Common throughout the tropical world. Open clump, culms spaced a foot or two apart. Culm cuttings root very easily. Used for banana props.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Vittata'
PAINTED BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Similar to the species, golden yellow culms with green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. A very popular ornamental. Potted culm cuttings do not always survive.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin Striata'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 Dwarf with short and swollen lower internodes, light green culms striped with dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 A dwarf form with short and swollen lower green internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
BashaniaGenus of medium size Chinese running bamboos.
Bashania
fargesii
  20.00 2.00 5 4 Native to the mountains of China. Leaves up to a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Bashania
qingchengshanensis
  10.00 0.90 3 4 Hardier and smaller than B. fargesii "Vary vigorous."   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
BergbambosA genus of one species from southern Africa, inflorescences similar to Thamnocalamus and branching as Fargesia
Bergbambos
tessellata
BERGBAMBOES 16.00 0.80 0 4 Bergbamboes' of S. Africa. Clumps tight to loose, sun-tolerant, leaves randomly arranged, leaf sheaths persistent. Thamnocalamus tessellatus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
BorindaClump-forming mountain bamboos from Bhutan, Tibet, Yunnan, & Sichuan, with different flowers to Fargesia and shorter rhizomes than Yushania. Culms usually blue at first, usually with very fine grooves..
Borinda
KR 5288
  12.00 0.75 15 U Very weepy habit   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
albocerea
  20.00 1.00 15 3 4 clones introduced, Yunnan 1/95; 2/95; 3a/95; 3b/95.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
angustissima
  18.00 0.80 10 3 From Sichuan. Arching culms with white powder and purple sheaths at first, and narrow leaves. Was listed as Fargesia. Fargesia angustissima Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
contracta
  15.00 0.80 15 3 From Yunnan. Bushy with many culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
frigidorum
  12.00 0.70 5 3 Small culms. Very tough persistent culm sheaths become red. Leaves small, mostly deciduous. Shoots in August. Fargesia frigida Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
fungosa
  20.00 1.00 20 3 Yunnan, from 6,000 to 9,000 feet. Shoots sweet, culms used for weaving. Fargesia fungosa Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
fungosa
'White Cloud'
  15.00 1.00 20 U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
lushuiensis
  25.00 1.50 20 3 Yunnan 4/95.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
macclureana
  15.00 1.00 15 3 Purple branches, it's leaves are pubescent on the lower surface making it one of the bamboos very resistant to bamboo mites.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
nujiangensis
  20.00 1.50 15 3 aka Yunnan 3c/95. Previously misidentified as Fargesia yulongshanensis. Thick culm walls like B. papyrifera, but with smaller, darker, narrower leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
papyrifera
  25.00 2.00 15 3 New culms are powdery blue-white aging to yellow, with prominent fine vertical grooves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
perlonga
  20.00 1.50 15 3 Yunnan 6/95 (Lushui Co.). Very long culm sheaths with some hairs. Dense, light green, broad leaves, blue culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
sp. 'Muliensis'
  6.00 0.30 10 3 From Sichuan (Muli Co.). Broad, deciduous leaves.   Sources
Clumper
Borinda
yulongshanensis
  16.00 0.75 0 3   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
BrachystachyumGenus similar to Semiarundinaria having one species, one variety.
Brachystachyum
densiflorum
  20.00 1.00 0 3 Young culms hairy; leaves up to 7 inches long and an inch wide. Used for fishing rods and crafts. May be misidentified.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Brachystachyum
densiflorum var. villosum
  20.00 1.00 0 3 As above but base of culm sheaths densely hairy.   Sources
Runner
CephalostachyumTall, shrubby or climbing bamboos with generally slender, stiff and thin-walled culms. From India, China, Madagascar, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Cephalostachyum
pergracile
  30.00 2.00 32 5 Culms are straight and erect, covered with white bristly hairs. Used as a flavor-adding vessel for cooking rice.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Cephalostachyum
virgatum
  50.00 4.00 U 5 Thin walled, drooping. Manifold branching. Some plants introduced may actually be a B. multiplex.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ChimonobambusaA group of medium-sized clumping bamboos from Yunnan, China with culms bearing thorny basal nodes. Similar to Chimonobambusa but clumping and less hardy, from 1400 to only only 2000 meters in subtropical mountainous regions. Shoots are very good eating an
Chimonobambusa
macrophylla
'Intermedia'
  10.00 0.50 U U The only other Chimonobambusa species with prominently swollen nodes, but much smaller with larger leaves.   Sources
Runner
Chimonobambusa
marmorea
MARBLED BAMBOO 6.00 0.50 15 3 New shoots and culm leaves are marbled with cream and purple. The almost solid culms turn dark purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
marmorea
'Variegata'
  6.00 0.50 16 3 Same, except the leaves have narrow white stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
SQUARE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 15 4 Prominent nodes. Culms are square in cross section with rounded corners, especially on large mature plants.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
'Joseph de Jussieu'
  25.00 1.50 15 4 Also known as 'Nagamineus'. Yellow culms with green sulcus & few green stripes, with some white leaf stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
'Suow'
  25.00 0.50 15 4 Culms are yellow with a few green stripes of varying width.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
'Yellow Groove'
  25.00 1.50 15 4 Like the species, but with a yellow sulcus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
szechuanensis
  19.00 1.00 10 4 Round culms, sheaths and leaves all with tendency to strong red-purple coloration.   Sources
Runner
Chimonobambusa
tumidissinoda
Walking stick 20.00 1.30 10 4 A rare Chinese bamboo noted for its inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks in Sichuan, and highly prized for dried shoots. Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
ChimonocalamusA group of medium-sized clumping bamboos from Yunnan, China with culms bearing thorny basal nodes. Similar to Chimonobambusa but clumping and less hardy, from 1400 to only only 2000 meters in subtropical mountainous regions. Shoots are very good eating.
Chimonocalamus
pallens
  26.00 1.20 U 3 Erect culms, woody with root thorns at internode. Culm sheaths have green and purple striping.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ChusqueaA genus of C & S American bamboos that contains 134 described species, and possibly another 70 yet to be described. They are mostly clumping mountain bamboos, but some are runners. The solid culms usually bear one dominant branch and numerous branchlets.
Chusquea
andina
  12.00 1.00 0 4 Found at the treeline, the highest altitude species in Chusquea. Small spiky blue leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
circinata
  22.00 1.00 25 4 Dark arching culms, whorls of small leaves, comes from central and southern Mexico. Clumping. previously misidentified as Arthrostylidium. Arthrostylidium sp. (hort.) Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
circinata
'Chiapas'
  U U 28 U Previously misidentified as Arthrostylidium. Broader leaves and yellower shoots. From lower altitude and not so hardy. Arthrostylidium sp. (hort.) Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
coronalis
  23.00 0.80 30 4 A clumping bamboo with numerous tiny leaves on branchlets that completely encircle the culms. Possibly the most beautiful bamboo in cultivation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
culeou
  15.00 1.00 0 5 Hardy clumper, from southern Chile, long cultivated in Europe. Has many branches per node, all equal size. Many different clones available of varying hardiness and form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
culeou
'Argentina'
  15.00 1.25 0 4 These seedlings are longer branched than their Chilean cousins. Sometimes identified as Chusquea argentina.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
culeou
'Caña Prieta'
  15.00 1.00 0 5 Darker culms, becoming red-brown or nearly black. Previously misidentified as C. nigricans. Chusquea nigricans Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
culeou
'Hillier's Form'
  9.00 0.80 5 4 Stubby branches and compact leaves are combine with smaller stature. Considered to be a seedling variation of C. culeou.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
cumingii
  10.00 0.80 10 5 Native to semiarid central Chile. Coastal range on exposed slopes. Sometimes clambering. Numerous tiny stiff, very sharp leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
delicatula
  12.00 0.25 30 U Scrambling small-leaved tender species from Peru.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Chusquea
foliosa
  20.00 1.50 24 3 Long thin drooping leaves, golden culms with green nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
galeottiana
  20.00 0.80 28 3 A tropical climbing/arching bamboo from cloud forests in southern Mexico.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
gigantea
  25.00 1.50 0 5 Shoots red, culms light and dark green. Closely allied to C. culeou. Many branches per node, one to three thicker and very long. An “open clumper.” Has been sold as C. breviglumis. Chusquea breviglumis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
glauca
  10.00 0.50 20 3 Probably the largest-leaved Chuquea. Vining habit but stays upright without support. Seeds came from plants collected in Mexico at 6000' elevation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
liebmannii
  33.00 1.00 32 4 Mexico to Costa Rica. Culms are strongly arching, sometimes clambering. Spine-like roots on the nodes, takes drier conditions than most bamboos.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
macrostachya
  15.00 0.50 0 3 Native to southern Chile where it grows at elevations up to 3,000 feet.   Sources
Clumper
Chusquea
mimosa
ssp. Australis
  15.00 1.00 20 3 From southern Brazil. Small leaves, on stiff burgundy-red culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
montana
  6.00 0.30 0 3 From the southern forests of Chile. A small clumping sub-alpine species. Swollen nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
muelleri
  6.00 0.20 32 2 From eastern Mexico. Culms delicate and trailing, 2-6 branches per node.   Sources
Clumper
Chusquea
pittieri
  25.00 2.00 24 5 The culms grow up, then arch over and hang down or climb on trees. Thorny nodes, especially near base. One of the largest of the genus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
simpliciflora
  50.00 0.40 32 3 A vining species that clambers over trees and other plants.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
sp.
'Chiconquiaco'
  10.00 0.50 20 3 From cloud forest of Veracrauz Mexico. This small-leaved vining species is an unusual Chusquea with a spreading habit.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Open Clumper
Chusquea
sp.
'Las Vigas'
  8.00 0.50 20 3 Large leaves and very pretty rosy-red new shoots and arching culms. It has a fairly vigorous spreading and clambering habit.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Open Clumper
Chusquea
subtilis
  20.00 1.00 24 3 Closely resembles C. foliosa. Very fine leaves, from high elevation in Costa Rica.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
sulcata
  15.00 0.80 32 4 A clumper. Culms erect, become golden yellow with age and light. Fine leaves, many branches per node. Southern Mexico to Costa Rica.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
tomentosa
  25.00 1.50 24 3 A large, tall, vining plant with very long dark green leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
uliginosa
  15.00 0.50 0 3 Native to southern Chile. Grows at the edge of seasonally inundated wetlands.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
valdiviensis
  25.00 1.00 0 4 A climbing bamboo from southern Chile, formerly sold as C. quila. Self-supporting culms reach 25 ft, but culms can scramble on to 40 ft on tree branches. Climbs to reach the light. Chusquea quila Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
virgata
  25.00 0.80 U U From Costa Rica. Culms mottled with purple, erect at the base and arching, nodes swollen.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
DendrocalamusGiant tropical clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa, often with bigger branches and leaves, and hairier culms.
Dendrocalamus
asper
  100.00 8.00 32 5 An impressive ornamental growing rapidly under favorable conditions. Shoots are large, of the highest quality for food. Thai and Indonesia clones differ.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
asper
'Betung Hitam'
  100.00 8.00 32 5 A black cultivar of D. asper. Rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
brandisii
  100.00 8.00 32 5 Thick walled culms; similar to D. giganteus. Shoots of high quality, edible raw.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
brandisii
'Black'
  40.00 8.00 25 5 A very attractive, fast growing black bamboo. Live culms are black but dry to a dark brown color, very valuable for furniture etc.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
brandisii
(variegated)
  100.00 12.00 32 5 Like the species but with variegated leaves. An unnamed cultivar.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
calostachyus
  70.00 5.00 25 5 This may be a misidentification of a cultivar of D. strictus. Used for construction.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
  100.00 12.00 25 5 From Burma, perhaps the largest bamboo in the world. Leaves can be up to 20 inches long and 4 inches wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
(Quail Clone)
  100.00 12.00 25 5 Propagated from the large specimen at Quail Botanical Gardens in California.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
(variegated)
  U U 25 U Variegated leaves. An unnamed cultivar.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
grandis
  60.00 4.00 27 U Medium green culms with silky texture. Leaves feel almost plastic and are slightly glossy. A large timber bamboo that produces highly ornamental, edible shoots. (description from tropicalbamboo.com)   Sources
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
hamiltonii
  80.00 7.00 27 5 Native from the Himalayas to Laos, with pendulous pruinose culms, leaves up to 15 inches long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
jianshuiensis
  55.00 5.00 25 5 Similar to D. hamiltonii, but from China, with fimbriate culm sheath ligule.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
jianshuiensis
(variegated)
  55.00 5.00 U 5 As above but with variegated leaves. An unnamed cultivar.   Sources
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
latiflorus
  65.00 8.00 25 5 From southern China. The large, dark green leaves are 10 to 16 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
latiflorus
'Mei-nung'
  65.00 8.00 25 5 Similar, but with light green culms striped with dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
membranaceus
  70.00 4.00 28 5 A strong growing bamboo with very straight culms forming loose clumps. Looks like Bambusa but DNA now suggesting Dendrocalamus was the correct genus. Bambusa membranacea Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
minor
  25.00 2.00 U 5 Culm top bending and drooping. Culm annulus and sheath annulus near the culm base have a yellowish brown ring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
minor
'Amoenus'
  25.00 2.00 25 5 Culms pale yellow with green stripes, smaller than the species.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
sikkimensis
  65.00 8.00 35 5 Large culms become brownish red. Culm sheaths densely velvety with large auricles. Used for containers and water buckets.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
sinicus
  120.00 12.00 27 5 Largest bamboo species in China. Culm heavily pruinose with drooping tip, some basal internodes short and asymetrical, & ring of yellowish brown silky hair on nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
sp.
'Maroochy'
  33.00 8.00 25 5 Beautiful impressive arching new bamboo with yellow striated culms. Useful as a main feature in a garden. It may be a Gigantochloa. D. brandisii 'Straita' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
sp.
'Parker's Giant'
  80.00 12.00 U 5 BIG! An unidentified, giant, timber bamboo. Discovered by Jim Parker in Hawaii. Massive, thick culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
strictus
MALE BAMBOO 60.00 5.00 30 5 Common bamboo of India, used mainly for pulp. Culms not very straight, often small and usually solid. Flowers frequently. Most internet seed is from this, marketed as anything pretty.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
validus
  45.00 4.00 25 5 Errect culms with slightly convex internodes. Bambusa valida Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
yunnanicus
  80.00 7.00 U 5 From southeast Yunnan and from Vietnam. Pale green. Used for shoots, construction, pipes, rafts.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
DinochloaHigh-climbing clumping bamboos native from Burma to the Philippines, with solid culms that twine around trees and other plants for support. Large fleshy fruits, from the size of a pea to a golf ball.
Dinochloa
malayana
  30.00 0.50 28 3 From Malaysia and Thailand. Leaves large and shiny. Rough culms and internodes, and hairy culm sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dinochloa
scandens
  30.00 0.50 28 3 Has black culms, usually solid, and large ovate leaves. Plants in the U.S. may be D. malayana.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
DrepanostachyumSmall to medium size clumping, bamboos, elegant leaves. Smaller than Himalayacalamus Culm sheaths hairy inside at top. Branches many and all equal, while Himalayacalamus species also have a dominant central branch.
Drepanostachyum
falcatum
var. sengteeanum
  30.00 1.10 20 3 Bright green culms, small, papery thin leaves. Hardiest Drepanostachyum. Was sold in the US as D. falconeri. D.falconeri, A. falconeri, H. falconeri var glomeratum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Drepanostachyum
khasianum
  12.00 0.50 28 3 The new culms are dark green covered with white powder which gives them a bluish look. Several species have been grown under this name. Identity of the US clone is uncertain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
EremitisA peculiar group of herbaceous bamboos, native to the coast of southern Brazil. Oddly, some of their flower spikes are borne underground.
Eremitis
species
  3.00 U U U There are about 5 species, of which only one has been formally described and named.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
FargesiaClumping bamboos from the alpine conifer forests of west and southwest China. Medium to small and all very cold hardy, but not tolerant of very high summer temperatures. Flowers like toothbrushes. Culms smooth.
Fargesia
adpressa
  18.00 1.30 10 3 From Sichuan; similar to F. robusta. This plant has been sold as Fargesia sp. A-4. Open clumps of purplish-green culms. Some of the plants may be F. murieliae. Fargesia sp "A-4", or F. murieliae Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
apicirubens
RED-TIPPED BAMBOO 16.00 0.80 -5 3 Native to China at elevations over 6,000 feet. A new species previously misidentified as F. dracocephala. Fargesia dracocephala Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
apicirubens
'White Dragon'
  8.00 0.50 -5 3 Selected seedling with Akebono style white variegation on spring leaves. Fargesia dracocephala 'White Dragon' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
denudata
  16.00 0.50 3 3 From Sichuan. Similar to F. murieliae, but leaves are smaller and more delicate. Culms branch out after the first winter.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
denudata
'Xian 1'
  11.00 0.50 0 2 Fine, small foliage and an attractive, very arching habit. The slim new culms erupt vertically from the centre and turn yellow in the sun.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
denudata
'Xian 2'
  14.00 0.50 -10 3 Similar shape and form to regular F. denudata and F. murielae but with longer branches that are burgundy to cherry red. Foliage tends to be more diffuse than regular F. denudata. Culms are olive green.   Sources
Clumper
Fargesia
dracocephala
'Rufa'
  10.00 0.50 -10 2 From Sichuan. Early shoots. Also known as Gansu 95-1. Close to the description of the real F. dracocephala. Fargesia sp. 'rufa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
murielae
'Bimbo'
  5.00 U -15 3 Short form, final height between 1 and 1.5 meters tall.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
UMBRELLA BAMBOO 15.00 0.50 -15 2 Similar to F. nitida but with green culms. May be the hardiest bamboo in the U.S. Grows at above 10,000 feet in China, important panda food.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
'SABE 939'
  15.00 0.50 -15 2 A different introduction, brought in by the Sino-American Botanical Expedition of 1980. It also flowered, and has been identified as F. murieliae. Seedlings will have new cultivar names.   Sources
Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
'Vampire'
  12.00 0.50 -13 4 Upright with extremely attractive red stems and small dark green leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
FOUNTAIN BAMBOO 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Upright culms with thick grey deciduous wax when young, may become nearly black. Sheaths orange-ribbed. First introduced as seed in 1889, from which many cultivars named. Those plants currently starting a protracted flowering phase and probably all about   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou Genf'
  12.00 U -15 U Red Culms. Is also called F. Jiuzhaigou 'Genf' and F. Sp. 'Genf'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou'
  12.00 0.50 -15 2 New introductions. Several new seedling clones from Jiuzhaigou Reserve.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
  16.00 1.00 0 4 From Sichuan Province, China, at elevations over 8,000 feet.Early shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Campbell'
  12.00 U 0 U Upright form with small leaves   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Pingwu'
  15.00 0.75 0 4 This species has dark green foliage and light green culms, new shoots are hairy and rusty red upon emergence from the ground in early spring. The leaf size is intermediate between Campbell and Wolong. Culm sheaths persist and soon fade to a light color, almost white, giving the culms a very attractive checkerboard look in the spring through early summer. 'Green Screen' is a trademarked name of this cultivar.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Wenchuan'
  15.00 1.00 0 U 'Wenchuan' is an arching form of F. robusta with a slightly more open growth habit than other variations of this useful species. The culm and branch sheaths are a beautiful reddish brown instead of white to tan. It seems to be slightly more vigorous than F. robusta 'Campbell'. Large leaves give this bamboo a more tropical appearance. It is very similar to 'Wolong', but the dark green leaves are a little more pointed and don't seem to curl downward around the edges (as 'Wolong' tends to do). Description from www.bamboogarden.com   Sources
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Wolong'
  17.00 1.00 0 4 Collected in Wolong, Sichuan in 1996. More vigorous, with larger leaves. Bamboo 23: 16. 2002.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
sp.
'Scabrida'
  U U -5 4 From Pingwu, Sichuan. Orange sheaths as F. dracocephala 'Rufa' but with more culm wax. Not F. scabrida.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
utilis
TUNGCHUAN #3 13.00 0.50 0 4 From Yunnan, culms curve upwards with pendulous cascading foliage. May be Borinda but flowers unknown.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
GaoligongshaniaA genus with one species. From Yunnan, China.
Gaoligongshania
megalothyrsa
  6.00 0.40 0 3 From Yunnan, China, near the Burmese border, at 1300-2600 meters altitude. Small, bushy and slow.   Sources
Clumper
GigantochloaGiant, tropical, clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa. G. atroviolacea, G. atter, G. robusta, and G. pseudoarundinacea were formerly all considered to be forms of G. verticillata. Rarely flower or come true from seed, and may be "natural hybrids."
Gigantochloa
Hitam Hijau
  20.00 1.50 28 5 Hitam Hijau means black and green. Very dark green culms with occasional white stripes and dramatically arching tops.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
albociliata
  30.00 2.00 30 4 Tight clump. It has long (up to an inch) culm leaf ligules, narrow leaves. Light gray-green culms, white stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
apus
BAMBU TALI 65.00 4.00 27 5 Common in Java, not found anywhere in the wild. Used for many purposes. It has large leaves, up to 15 inches long and 21/2 inches wide. Young culms are hairy.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
atroviolacea
TROPICAL BLACK 50.00 3.50 25 5 Matte culms in tight clumps green through dark brown/black with narrow green stripes. Reflexed culm sheath blades on hairy shoots. From Java and Sumatra.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
atter
  50.00 4.00 28 5 From Java. Sweet shoots, strong straight culms. Sheath covered with black hairs. Used for furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
hasskarliana
  30.00 2.50 28 5 Native to west Java; dense clumps planted as hedges and used to weave baskets.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
levis
  45.00 5.00 28 5 Young culm densely covered with brown or white tomentum, turning whitish gray when full grown. Edible shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Gigantochloa
luteostriata
  30.00 2.00 28 5 Erect with full foliage on top. Young leaves variegated white/green. Canes green, intermittent white stripes. Bambusa luteostriata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
maxima
  45.00 4.00 28 5 Variegated culms with cream-colored stripes. The exact ID of plants that have been sold in the past under this name is not clear; also see G. pseudoarundinacea.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Gigantochloa
pseudoarundinacea
  100.00 5.00 28 5 Formerly included in G. verticillata complex. The culms when young are light green, with thin yellow stripes. Gigantochloa verticillata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Gigantochloa
ridleyi
  50.00 2.00 32 5 A very useful straight culmed, large-leafed, handsome bamboo. Tight habit with persistent culm sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
robusta
  60.00 3.50 28 5 Large, erect, strong. Java, Sumatra. Used for pipes, construction, handicrafts, shoots. Yellow stripes near base.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Gigantochloa
sp
'Rachel Carson'
  59.00 3.00 28 5 Attractive cream stripes on a vivid green culm and large leaves. Cream striped green shoots. A striking larger ornamental with a tropical look.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
sp.
'Bali White Stripe'
  30.00 3.00 28 5 White stripes on leaves and culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
sp.
'Sumatra 3751'
  60.00 U 28 5 Purple stripes on green canes. May be Gigantochloa kuring, “buluh kuring hitam” and may be bigger.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
sp.
'Widjaja 3827'
  U U U U Large, erect culms, with cream-colored stripes. Strong.   Sources
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Gigantochloa
sp.
marga
Tiger Stripe 20.00 1.20 28 5 Named for the striping on the culm sheaths G4761 Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
wrayii
  30.00 3.00 30 5 Long internodes; used for basket making in Malaysia. Culms erect, slightly arching outwards.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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GuaduaA genus of giant, thorny, tropical clumping bamboos native to the New World. Clumps very open. Some older references include them in Bambusa.
Guadua
amplexifolia
  50.00 4.00 28 5 Short internodes, nearly solid in the lower part of the arching culms. Useful, but not as strong as G. angustifolia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Guadua
angustifolia
  100.00 9.00 30 5 The largest of the American bamboos, native Venezuela to Peru, used for house construction and furniture. Thorny. Open clumps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Guadua
angustifolia
'Bicolor'
  100.00 8.00 30 5 Culms have vertical yellow and green stripes. Also known as 'Striata'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Guadua
angustifolia
'Less Thorny'
  100.00 8.00 30 5 A clone with significantly fewer and smaller thorns.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Guadua
chacoensis
  65.00 6.00 30 5 A large woody thorny green bamboo, with erect culms, from Bolivia to Uraguay. May grow taller than listed.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Guadua
longifolia
  30.00 2.00 30 5 Leaves long and narrow like Otatea, rhizomes with very long necks. Covers river banks in Mexico.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Open Clumper
Guadua
paniculata
  30.00 2.50 30 5 A small Guadua looking similar to Otatea from a distance, found in many tropical locations in the Americas. Thorny with long rhizomes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Open Clumper
Guadua
sp.
'Aureocaulis'
Moonlight U U U U Blonde white culms with random width green stripes and white nodal rings. Leaves strongly white-variegated.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Guadua
velutina
  50.00 4.00 28 5 Culms thick walled but not solid. Erect. New shoots have beautiful maroon culm sheaths, which cling tightly to the lower internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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HibanobambusaA running genus from Japan once thought to be a natural bigeneric hybrid between Sasa veitchii and Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon', but with little evidence to support that idea.
Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
  16.00 1.30 3 4 The single species of the genus has the 2 branches per node of a Phyllostachys and the large leaves of a Sasa, up to 10 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
'Shiroshima'
  16.00 1.30 3 4 This form has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
HimalayacalamusClump-forming mountain bamboos from the Himalayas with attractive culms and lush foliage.
Himalayacalamus
falconeri
  30.00 1.30 15 3 US clone is from Damarapa with no stripes. Also see Drepanostachyum sengteeanum. Drepanostachyum sengteeanum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Himalayacalamus
falconeri
'Damarapa'
CANDY-STRIPE BAMBOO 20.00 2.00 15 2 Beautiful cultivar with masses of leaves on long, slender branchlets. Culms green, striped with yellow or lavender-pink. Formerly misidentified, and Drepanostachyum hookerianum. Species stil uncertain. Drepanostachyum hookerianum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Himalayacalamus
hookerianus
BLUE BAMBOO 20.00 0.80 20 2 Light blue culms become blue-purple in first winter. Formaly sold as Drepanostachyum falcatum. Named seedling clones have not maintained differences when mature. Drepanostachyum falcatum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Himalayacalamus
planatus
  20.00 0.50 15 3 From C Nepal. As H. falconeri but with rougher culm sheaths. Split from H. asper. Previously Neomicrocalamus microphyllus. H. asper Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Himalayacalamus
porcatus
  20.00 1.00 20 3 From Nepal. Grows above 2000 meters. Tight clumper, finely ridged internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
cordatus
  5.00 0.30 U U A new introduction from China.   Sources
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Indocalamus
decorus
  2.50 0.20 U U   Sources
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Indocalamus
latifolius
  10.00 0.50 0 3 Similar to I. tessellatus, leaves about a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Indocalamus
latifolius
'Hopei'
  12.00 0.50 0 3 Even taller, larger leaved and more cold hardy than species. Spreads slowly.   Sources
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Indocalamus
longiauritus
  5.00 0.30 -5 4 Culms hairy below the nodes; prominent auricles and oral setae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Indocalamus
migoi
  6.50 0.60 U U   Sources
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Indocalamus
pedalis
  1.00 0.10 23 U   Sources
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Indocalamus
sp.
'Hamadae'
  15.00 0.60 -5 3 The only Japanese Indocalamus. Culms taller and thicker than I. tessellatus, branches commonly not 1 but 3. The large leaves were used for wrapping rice balls. Native to Kyushu.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Indocalamus
sp.
'Solidus'
  8.00 0.40 -5 3 Culms solid, leaves only 8 to 10 inches long. Species not known.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Indocalamus
tessellatus
Big Leaf 7.00 0.50 -10 4 Usually less than 4 feet tall, it can reach 10ft and has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 26 inches by 5 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does well in shade or sun.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Indocalamus
victorialis
  5.00 0.20 0 3 A new introduction from China.   Sources
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IndosasaA group of mid-size running bamboos from southern China and Vietnam.
Indosasa
crassiflora
  20.00 1.60 U U Culm wall thick, nearly solid. Glabrous, slightly pruinose.   Sources
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Indosasa
gigantea
  50.00 4.00 U U From south China. Acidosasa gigantea Sources
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LithachneGenus of clumping herbaceous bamboos from the tropical western hemisphere with asymmetric, truncate-based leaf blades.
Lithachne
humilis
  1.00 0.10 32 3 The small leaves fold down together at night. It flowers frequently, producing viable seed.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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MelocalamusA small group of scrambling bamboos with persistent culm sheaths and large leaves.
Melocalamus
arrectus
  U U U U From Yunnan. Used in weaving. Fruit edible. Red blush on largish leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
MelocannaA genus native to India and Burma, with 3 species, only one of which is in the United States. Open clumpers with long-necked rhizomes.
Melocanna
baccifera
  60.00 3.00 32 5 Thin walled, erect. Fruits, the size of a pear, sometimes sprout on the plant. Shoots & fruit edible.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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MenstruocalamusVery similar to Chimonobambusa and may be synonymous. One species, from Sichuan China.
Menstruocalamus
sichuanensis
  15.00 0.80 U U Used as an ornamental in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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NastusA genus of slender to large bamboos found from Madagascar to the Solomon Islands. Erect, scrambling, or climbing, many branches at each node.
Nastus
elatus
  60.00 4.00 25 5 Long narrow light grayish-green leaves, erect new lime green culms turn yellowish with age. From coastal New Guinea. Needs humid area. Shoots edible raw.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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NeohouzeauaMedium-sized clumping bamboos from SE Asia. Culm tips often scrambling. Included in Schizostachyum in some references.
Neohouzeaua
mekongensis
  5.00 0.40 40 U A small clumping bamboo from Vietnam suitable for low hedges.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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NeololebaTropical genus from Indonesia, PNG, & N Australia.
Neololeba
atra
IRON RANGE BAMBOO 16.00 1.20 40 U Plants from Australia previously known as Bambusa forbesii Bambusa forbesii Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
OchlandraA group of shrubby gregarious reed-like bamboos, native to southern India and Sri Lanka, with persistent culm-sheaths.
Ochlandra
stridula
REED BAMBOO 18.00 0.80 U 5 Native to Sri Lanka, where it is used extensively for basketry and for paper pulp. Good for craft work. May be misidentified Semiarundinaria species.   Sources
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OldeaniaA genus of one species from central Africa, with long-necked pachymorph rhizomes and nodal root thorns
Oldeania
alpina
GREEN MOUNTAIN BAMBOO 24.00 2.00 19 5 Native to Africa. It has been used for water pipes in Tanzania. Formerly listed as Arundinaria alpina. Yushania alpina Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Open Clumper
OligostachyumA group of small to medium running bamboos from the coast of China, similar to Semiarundinaria. Swollen nodes.
Oligostachyum
glabrescens
  6.00 0.40 U U From Fujian and Zhejiang, China. Long narrow leaves.   Sources
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OlmecaA Mexican genus, with two species. Both species have large fleshy fruits, and rhizomes with long necks, very open clumps.
Olmeca
recta
  45.00 2.00 U 4 Green culms; nodes subdued on main culm but bulge on branches. Branches at about 10 ft; looks like a palm. Fruits to one inch diameter.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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OtateaGenus of American clumping bamboos with 3 known species. From central Mexico to Central America.
Otatea
acuminata
'Michoacan'
  15.00 1.00 28 5 Coarser, with burgundy culm tips, darker culms, more persistant culms sheath and a stiffer look to the leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Otatea
acuminata
ssp. Acuminata
  15.00 0.70 28 5 Smaller and more delicate looking then aztecorum, it comes from the hot, humid lowlands of eastern Mexico.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Otatea
acuminata
ssp. Aztecorum
MEXICAN WEEPING 20.00 1.50 22 4 The long narrow leaves are produced in such abundance that they almost completely obscure the culms. Clumps open with culms spaced up to 1 or 2 feet.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Otatea
acuminata
ssp. aztecorum 'Dwarf'
DWARF MEXICAN WEEPING 4.00 0.70 22 4 A dwarf form of the above. Looks like a basketball.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Otatea
fimbriata
  14.00 0.70 24 4 Leaves up to a foot long and 3/4 inch wide, waxy whitish culms, from Mexico to northern Colombia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Otatea
glauca
'Mayan Silver'
  20.00 1.50 22 4 Previously known as O. acuminata 'Mayan Silver'. From Chiapas, Mexico, with hollow culms covered in silver-white waxy powder. Leaves weeping and narrow. Otatea acuminata 'Mayan Silver' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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OxytenantheraClumping bamboos from the savanna woodlands of tropical Africa.
Oxytenanthera
abyssinica
  30.00 4.00 30 5 Native to Ethiopia. Bright green, no thorns. Zigzag culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Oxytenanthera
braunii
WINE BAMBOO 30.00 4.00 30 5 May be the same species as O. abyssinica. Young shoots are cut off to produce sap that is fermented for “wine” in Tanzania.   Sources
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PhyllostachysMedium to giant runners which have a distinct groove above pairs of unequal branches at mid-culm nodes. They shoot in spring.
Phyllostachys
acuta
  26.00 2.50 0 5 Introduced from Zhejiang Province, China in 1984. Named for its sharp-pointed shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
angusta
STONE BAMBOO 22.00 1.30 -2 5 Called Stone Bamboo because of the hard texture of its culms which in China are used to make fine bamboo furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
arcana
  27.00 1.30 0 5 Named after its “hidden” characters of distinctive recognition. In China it is used for shoots and split culms are woven into mats.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
arcana
'Luteosulcata'
  27.00 1.30 0 5 Same as P. arcana but with a yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
atrovaginata
INCENSE BAMBOO 35.00 2.80 -5 5 The shoots are among those having the least bite when raw. These plants were formerly listed as P. congesta. Phyllostachys congesta Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
GOLDEN, FISHPOLE BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. Culm may grow to 3 inches diameter in favorable conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Albovariegata'
VARIEGATED GOLDEN BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 Same, except that the leaves are smaller, striped with white. Many plants flowered recently; some have survived but nearly all reverted to normal form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Dr Don'
  27.00 1.80 10 5 Glaucous blue culms with denser wax than usual   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Holochrysa'
GOLDEN GOLDEN 27.00 1.80 5 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Koi'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Takemurai'
  35.00 3.00 5 5 It lacks the short internodes of the typical form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
Yellow Groove 45.00 2.20 -5 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Alata'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Similar to the above, but with a green groove. Culms grow larger and are often markedly zigzag. Probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Aureocaulis'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin Inversa'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Yellow culms with fine green striping, no grooves other than the sulcus. It has a beautiful orange/crimson highlight for a while in the spring when grown in full sun   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with multiple green grooves running the length of each internode; rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Pekinensis'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Has a green groove; probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Alata'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Spectabilis'
Green groove 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurita
Hair-ring water bamboo 20.00 1.00 U U Strong culms with hairy shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
GIANT JAPANESE TIMBER, MADAKE 72.00 6.00 5 5 The most utilized bamboo in Japan where it is valued for its large straight thick-walled culms. Flowered extensively in the 1970’s and many plants died. Most plants have regained their vegetative vigor.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Albovariegata'
  25.00 1.75 5 5 Apricot fading to white leaf variegation is startling in the spring, but it fades by the end of the year. Culms green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Allgold'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 The culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Aureostriata'
  U U 5 5 This unique plant was brought from Japan years ago by Gerald Bol. It sports gold stripes on green leaves as well as occasional white stripe on the green canes. Tolerates full sun. Not to be confused with 'Richard Haubrich'.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon Inversa'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 This is the complement of the above; culms are green with yellow grooves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Golden yellow culms with green grooves and stripes. An occasional leaf is striped in cream. It died due to flowering, and a new clone with less leaf variegation, sometimes called 'McClure's Castillon', has been introduced.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Golden Dwarf'
  12.00 1.00 5 5 Shrublike with golden leaves and culms.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Job's Spots'
  50.00 4.00 5 5 Culm sheaths with upper-central burgundy spots.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Kawadana'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms and foliage leaves have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Leprechaun Gold'
  U U 5 5 From the seed of P. bambusoides 'White Crookstem'. New shoots emerge extremely early in the season. Culms and leaves emerge light yellow and soon become light green; each season's new leaves are more dense and significantly smaller than previous season's leaves which are completely replaced by mid summer. Max size is unknown   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Marliac'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 A form with wrinkled culms due to numerous longitudinal grooves running the length of each internode on all sides of the culm. A rare ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Rib Leaf'
  50.00 4.00 5 5 Leaves short, wide and ribbed along the parallel venation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Richard Haubrich'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Sport from base of 'Castillonis' with dramatic green stripes on white leaves, slow grower. Bamboo 23: 7. 2002   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Slender Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 Smaller than regular P. bambusoides with culms that often show a marked zigzag of lower internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Subvariegata'
  48.00 3.00 5 5 The leaves have light green stripes on a dark green background.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Tanakae'
  U U 5 U Culms marked with elliptical purplish-brown spots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'White Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 The older culms are covered with white powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
  40.00 2.00 -10 5 A vigorously growing species whose culms are somewhat darker green than 'golden bamboo'. It is one of the first species of the genus to shoot in the spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.00 -10 5 Differs by being smaller, and having whitish patches on the culms; hardier, perhaps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
dulcis
Sweetshoot bamboo 40.00 3.20 0 5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food , timber, paper, plywood, and flooring. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Anderson'
  75.00 7.00 -6 5 From the grove at Anderson, SC. Hardy to -6 F. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens 'Anderson Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Bicolor'
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Yellow culms with green sulcus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Goldstripe'
  75.00 7.00 5 5 A Moso seedling that shows gold striation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Gracilis'
Little Moso 26.00 1.50 5 U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Heterocycla'
  U U 5 U This is the famous Tortoise Shell Bamboo, with nodes slanted alternately in opposite directions. In Japan it is called Kikkochiku. Phyllostachys heterocycla Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Jaquith'
  U U 0 U   Sources
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Phyllostachys
elegans
  32.00 2.30 5 5 The species is highly regarded for its shoots. In spring it is one of the first species of the genus to shoot.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
fimbriligula
Horn Bamboo 30.00 2.00 0 5 Native to Zhejiang, China where it is planted for shoot production.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
  31.00 2.80 0 5 Named because some of the culms show a distinct zigzag pattern. One form is hardy to -8 ? F.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
'Kimmei Aureostriata'
  12.00 U 0 5 This is a showy cultivar arising from P flexuosa seedlings at Bamboo Sourcery. Has the following distinctions: canes ranging from green to yellow to lime in color sport light yellow and green striped leaves in about a 50-50 ratio of yellow to green. About 2/3 of the foliage is striped and 1/3 is solid green color. Seems to prefer a half-day of morning sun to produce best coloration - leaves tend go pale in more sun.Grows to about 12' tall in Northern California.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
'Kimmei'
  31.00 2.80 0 5 Like the species, but striped with yellow.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glabrata
  23.00 1.50 U U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glauca
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Named for blue-white powder that completely covers young culms. In China, grows as large as P. bambusoides.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glauca
'Notso'
  34.00 2.00 -2 5 Similar to the species, except young culms do not have the blue glaucous color. May take lower temperatures.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
glauca
'Yunzhu'
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Has purplish-black spots or ovals on the culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
WATER BAMBOO 33.00 1.50 -11 5 Larger, more erect, and less zigzag than P. h. 'Purpurata'. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Straightstem' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Purpurata'
  18.00 0.80 5 5 The slender, zigzag culms often bend to the ground under the weight of rain or in a strong wind. Air channels in rhizomes permit growth in wet locations. Phyllostachys purpurata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Solidstem'
  24.00 1.30 -5 5 Similar to the species except that culms are solid below. Phyllostachys purpurata 'Solidstem' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
hispida
Hairy shell bamboo 11.00 1.50 U U Short culms, with densely packed hairs like P. edulis (Moso).   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
humilis
  20.00 1.00 3 5 One of the smallest members of the genus, it is widely cultivated in Japan. Culms darken with age.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
incarnata
  40.00 3.00 -10 5 Culms sheaths are purple. Culms are olive green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
iridescens
  40.00 2.80 3 5 Some internodes near base have yellow striping. Sweet shoots, used for timber.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
kwangsiensis
  40.00 3.00 0 5 Resembles P. edulis (Moso) with hairy young culms. It is said to grow better in areas with cool summers.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
lithophila
  U U 8 5 Like P. makinoi but with paler shoots, smaller culm sheath blades and leaf sheaths with sparse or no oral setae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
lofushanensis
  15.00 1.00 U U Shorter than most Phyllostachys. Prominent nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
makinoi
  60.00 3.00 0 5 Whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
mannii
'Decora'
  30.00 1.80 -5 5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. mannii 'mannii'. Phyllostachys decora Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
mannii
'Mannii'
MANNII 25.00 2.00 0 5 First identified in northern India, but extends in range to southern China. Shoots in April; slightly astringent. Culms tough, durable, easy to split.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
meyeri
  33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
  33.00 1.50 5 5 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
'Farcta'
  33.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are solid or nearly so.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
'Smoothsheath'
  33.00 1.50 0 5 Same as species, except it lacks the shaggy hairs on the culm leaf sheaths and sheath scars found on the typical form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
Black bamboo 30.00 2.00 5 5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Bory'
Snakeskin 50.00 3.00 0 5 Differs from P. nigra by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Daikokuchiku'
  57.00 3.30 5 5 A clone from California, claimed to be larger than the species, with culms supposedly turning black more rapidly than other clones.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Hale'
  20.00 1.50 0 4 Similar to the type, but smaller and hardier. Culms turn black almost immediately.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Henon'
  65.00 3.50 0 5 Culms totally green, usually much larger than Black bamboo.Distinctive culms are rough to the touch and whitish green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Megurochiku'
  54.00 3.50 3 5 Green, similar to 'Henon' but the culm grooves are brown or purplish-black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Mejiro'
  50.00 3.00 0 5 Black Culms with a green sulcus   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Muchisasa'
  12.00 1.00 5 5 The culms turn brownish-black, not dense purplish black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Othello'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms very black, tightly packed together in clumps, turn early from green to black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Punctata'
  60.00 4.00 5 5 A large form. Culms are spotted in the first year, purplish in the second, and black the third.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Shimadake'
  54.00 3.50 0 5 Similar to Henon but with occasional brown vertical stripes on the culm after the first year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Tosaensis'
  30.00 1.50 5 3 Like Bory but with 1 or 2 long brown spots per internode, leaves sometimes variegated.   Sources
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Phyllostachys
nuda
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Reputed to be the hardiest species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nuda
'Localis'
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Similar, internodes near the base are blotched, spotted, or striped purple. Blotches show at 6 -12 months.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
parvifolia
  40.00 4.00 0 5 Small leaves make this a shining star. Culms have powdered rings under nodes, like P. nuda. From a distance resembles P. nigra 'Henon', but the culms are comparatively thicker and the leaves are smaller.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
pingyangensis
  52.00 3.00 U U   Sources
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Phyllostachys
platyglossa
  26.00 1.50 0 5 Mature culms have long internodes. Grown for its shoots in China. Timber inferior.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
  33.00 2.00 5 5 Young culms dark green, purplish nodes. Grown for its shoots in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
'Prevernalis'
  33.00 2.00 5 5 The middle of internodes are smaller in diameter than the ends.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
'Viridisulcata'
  33.00 2.00 5 5 Yellow culm with green sulcus and few green stripes, shoots yellowish, some leaves have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
prominens
  33.00 2.75 U U Extremely winter-hard and sturdy bamboo with very thick-walled Stems   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
propinqua
  30.00 2.00 0 5 Reintroduced to U.S. from China via Germany. Hardier than most others of the genus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
propinqua
'Beijing'
  U U -10 U Shoots are gray, leaves larger. Reported to take temperatures down to -15F, grows faster than the type.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
rigida
Hardy head green bamboo 26.00 1.00 U U   Sources
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Phyllostachys
robustiramea
  30.00 2.50 10 5 Small bamboo, usually only 10 feet tall and 1 inch thick.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
rubromarginata
  55.00 2.80 -5 5 Noted for its good quality wood and edible shoots,it tolerates cold, dry winds. Tests in Alabama showed it to be superior in culm production and cold tolerance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
rutila
Red shell bamboo 33.00 2.00 U U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
stimulosa
  25.00 1.50 -5 5 Prominent nodes. Native to Zhejiang Province, China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
varioauriculata
Black bamboo 13.00 1.00 U U New introduction   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
violascens
  20.00 2.00 0 5 Culms blackish-violet at first, sometimes striped with violet. Sheaths deep purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
virella
Green skin bamboo 30.00 2.00 U U New introduction   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridiglaucescens
  35.00 2.00 -5 5 The culms grow very straight and the wood is of excellent quality.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
  47.00 3.30 0 5 A large species, high quality wood, excellent shoots. Culms feel somewhat rough due to tiny indentations.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Houzeau'
  45.00 3.00 0 5 Differs by having culms that are green with a yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Robert Young'
  40.00 3.00 5 5 The culms and branches soon turn from sulfur green to old gold. Longitudinal green stripes of variable width mark many internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
Vivax 70.00 5.00 5 5 Resembles P. bambusoides except that the culms have thinner walls and a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath-fall. Gray-green when mature.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Aureocaulis'
  70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Black Spot'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms have black spots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu Inversa'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 Internodes green with yellow groove. From Henon. More frost resistant than the type.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
Pleioblastus
akebono
  2.00 0.30 10 3 The small leaves, no more than 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, are often green shading to white to the tips.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
amarus
  16.00 0.80 0 3 Young culms are heavily pruinose; used for umbrellas in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
argenteostriatus
  3.00 0.30 10 2 The green leaves, which are more or less striped with white or yellow, are hairless on both surfaces.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
  10.00 0.80 5 4 A medium size bamboo native to Japan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Angustifolia'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Distinguished from the species by very narrow leaves, 1/4” x 5”.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Elegantissimus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaf blades narrow and frequently white stripes mottled with green dots. May be same as angustifolia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Kimmei'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves and culms have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Murakamiansus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves are highly variegated with white stripes; some are totally white. On average 25% of the leaf is green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Vaginatus Variegatus'
  6.00 0.50 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
DWARF FERN LEAF 2.00 0.20 0 3 Branchlets bear tiny, two ranked leaves which are often only 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. A good ground cover or container plant.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
'Mini'
  1.00 0.20 0 3 Like the species, but only 8-12” high.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
fortunei
Dwarf Whitestripe 4.00 0.20 10 3 Dwarf variegated bamboo. Leaves keep their white stripes through the year, softly hairy on the lower surface. Aka P. variegatus. Pleioblastus variegatus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
gauntlettii
  3.00 0.30 0 3 The slender, dwarf culms stand stiffly erect. Leaves about 7 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
gozadakensis
  13.00 0.60 U U   Sources
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
  12.00 0.50 5 4 The long rather narrow leaves are grass-like in appearance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
'Monstrispiralis'
  12.00 4.00 5 3 Tillering culms are distorted with spiraling internodes, single ones normal. Pleioblastus gramineus 'Raseetsu-chiku' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
hindsii
  15.00 1.00 0 4 Similar to P. gramineus, but with wider, more erect leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
humilis
  7.00 0.30 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. An aggressive runner good for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
humilis
'Albovariegatus'
  4.00 0.10 -10 4 Introduced to this country by Gerald Bol in about 1994-5, and assumed to be a variety of Pl. humilis, this plant has brightly striped leaves, 50-50 white and green.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
humilis
'Variegatus'
  4.00 0.10 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. Striped.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
juxianensis
JUXIAN BITTER B. 22.00 1.25 0 U From Zhejiang, China. Culms used for making umbrella stalk. White ring below nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
kodzumae
  9.50 0.75 U U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
  6.00 0.40 5 4 Dark green leaves.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
'Akibensis'
  6.00 0.40 5 4 The culms are densely hairy except for the nodes which have only a few hairs.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
'Aureostriatus'
  6.00 0.40 5 4 The dark green leaves have an occasional golden stripe and are covered with soft hairs on their lower surface.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
linearis
  14.00 1.00 10 5 A native of Taiwan, a vigorous runner with long, narrow, grass-like leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
linearis
'Nana'
  4.00 0.50 10 5 Shorter, with narrower leaves.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
maculatus
Spotted bitter bamboo. 13.00 0.50 U U   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
nagashima
  6.00 0.30 -5 4 A dwarf Japanese bamboo, usually grows no more than 2 feet tall.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
oleosus
  16.00 1.30 0 5 Similar to Brachystachyum densiflorum var. villosum but with culm leaf sheath margins greenish ciliate.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
  2.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to Pl. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
'Greenstripe'
  1.50 U U U   Sources
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
'Ramosissimus'
  6.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to P. distichus and P. pygmaeus but taller and hardier.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
shibuyanus
'Tsuboi'
UEDA-ZASA 9.00 0.30 -5 3 A vigorous growing dwarf with rather small, white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
simonii
MEDAKE 20.00 1.50 5 4 A medium size hardy bamboo that produces straight culms which are useful for many purposes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
simonii
'Variegatus'
  20.00 1.50 5 4 Has some leaves variegated. Leaves on a culm may be different types— broad, narrow, green, or white striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
Dwarf Green Stripe 3.00 0.30 0 2 The new leaves in spring are golden-yellow with green stripes, about 7 by 1.5 inch, densely hairy on the lower surface. Old culms should be mowed in winter making way for brilliant new growth in spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
'Chrysophyllus'
  3.00 0.30 0 2 Same as Pl. viridistriatus, except that the leaves are yellow with only very faint green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
xestrophyllus
  6.00 0.40 0 U Up to 6 ft tall, 3/8" thick, furry culms. Grows wild in Honshu; leaves green. May be a form of P. nagashima.   Sources
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PseudosasaSmall to medium size running bamboos which usually have only one branch at a node.
Pseudosasa
amabilis
TONKIN CANE, TEA STICK 50.00 2.50 15 5 The culms are straight, thick walled, non-prominent nodes, valued for its wood. Used for split bamboo fishing poles, decorative wood trim. Native to a very small area of China. Arundinaria amabilis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
cantori
  16.00 1.30 0 3 New from China. Even joints with black waxy ring above and below nodes. Used for furniture.   Sources
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Pseudosasa
guanxianensis
  11.00 0.50 U U New introduction from China.   Sources
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Pseudosasa
japonica
Arrow Bamboo 18.00 0.80 5 3 Erect culms with large broad leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used in ancient japan to make arrows.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Akebono'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Leaves are green at the base, shade to yellow-white at the tips.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Akebono-suji'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Leaves similar to 'Akebono' except that green stripes also run from base to tip of the leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Pleioblastoides'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Differs only in having three branches at the node instead of just one.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Tsutsumiana'
Green Onion 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species except that the culm internodes tend to be swollen in shape somewhat like that of a green onion.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Variegata'
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species, with white stripes on the leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
longiligula
  26.00 1.70 10 3 Thick tall culms with even nodes, used in China for furniture making.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
owatarii
  3.00 0.30 0 3 Endemic to Yakushima, a small island in Japan. Form ‘pygmaea’ is only a few inches tall.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
usawai
  16.00 0.80 10 3 From Taiwan where it grows at elevations up to about 4,000 feet.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
viridula
  18.00 0.80 5 3 Long wide green leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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RaddiaSmall herbaceous clump-forming bamboos. Leaves numerous, often in crowded ladder-like complements. Exhibit sleep movements, leaves fold upwards at night or under moisture or temperature stress.
Raddia
brasiliensis
  2.00 U U 3 Flowers frequently, although spikelets inconspicuous. Needs constant water, good drainage, and chelated iron.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Raddia
distichophylla
  1.00 U U U Fern-like leaves, up to 20 pairs of leaves. Thrives in cultivation. Small (no height spec available).   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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RhipidocladumA genus of American clumping bamboos which grow from Mexico to Argentina, at low to moderate elevations.
Rhipidocladum
pittieri
  30.00 0.40 U U They arch and droop forming graceful curtains of foliage over canyon walls, on wet cliffs in Costa Rica.   Sources
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Rhipidocladum
racemiflorum
  15.00 1.00 26 U Slender climbing culms; tips hang down as long vines carrying tufts of small light green leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SarocalamusA genus of small to medium-sized running Sino-Himalayan mountain bamboos with few , erect branches.
Sarocalamus
faberi
  3.00 0.30 -4 U Grows altitudes of 2600-3400 meters, is a food for the giant panda. Bambusa faberi Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Sarocalamus
fangianus
  5.00 0.40 10 3 West Sichuan, China. Covered densely with white waxy powder. Culm sheaths persistent. Grows at 2.4-3.2 km, in pine forests. Panda fodder. Gelidocalamus fangianus, Arundinaria fangiana Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
Sasa
cernua
  6.50 U U U New Introduction.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
gracillima
  2.50 U U U   Sources
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Sasa
hayatae
  1.00 0.30 0 2 Shorter, with leaves to 6 ins long rather than 10 ins. Sasa veitchii 'Minor' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
kagamiana
  6.00 0.30 0 2 Leaves to a foot long and 21/4 inches wide, 4 to 9 at branch ends.   Sources
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Sasa
kagamiana
ssp. Yoshinoi
  2.00 0.10 0 2 Dwarf subspecies of the above; leaves 2 or 3 at the ends of culms and branches.   Sources
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Sasa
kurilensis
  10.00 0.80 0 2 One of the most widely distributed bamboos in Japan. Its native range extends to 50? north on Sakhalin Island, Russia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
kurilensis
'Shimofuri'
  6.00 0.50 0 2 Same as species, except that the leaves are variegated with many fine white stripes. A very attractive ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
megalophylla
  6.00 0.30 5 2 Leaves up to 10" long. Native to most of Japan, Sakhalin, and the Kuriles.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
nagimontana
  2.00 0.20 -5 2 Large dark green leaves. From Mt. Nagi in Japan. Hairy culm sheathes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
nipponica
(hort.)
  2.00 0.10 8 2 Nodes prominent; large leaves. From Pacific coast of Japan. Low-growing; variegated green/white.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
oshidensis
  6.00 0.30 -2 3 A vigorous growing dwarf bamboo that tolerates both cold and heat.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
palmata
  7.00 0.50 5 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 21/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
senanensis
  7.00 0.50 -2 2 Similar to S. palmata, but leaves hairy below.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
shimidzuana
  6.00 0.30 0 2 Leaves up to 11 inches long and 2 inches wide, the underside covered with soft hairs. AKA S. asahinae Sasa asahinae Sources
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Sasa
sp.
  U U U U Many retailers carry an assortment of 'little green runners' of uncertain identification.   Sources
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Sasa
tsuboiana
  6.00 0.30 5 2 A Japanese bamboo with large, dark green, attractive leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
veitchii
KUMA-ZASA 5.00 0.30 5 2 In Winter dark green leaves have very broad white margins. This, along with large leaves on short plants gives a unique, striking appearance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaellaSimilar to Sasa except that culms are more erect, leaves are smaller and the oral setae have bristles only near the base.
Sasaella
bitchuensis
  6.00 0.40 5 2 Native to the eastern side of Honshu, Japan; it has densely hairy culm leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
hidaensis
'muraii'
  6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairy sheaths on culm and foliage leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
  6.00 0.30 3 3 Typical form with plain green leaves. Also called S. rhyncantha or S. m. rhyncantha Sasaella masamuneana rhyncantha Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
'Albostriata'
FUIRI-SHIIYAZASA 6.00 0.30 5 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Sasaella glabra 'Albostriata' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
masamuneana
'Aureostriata'
  6.00 0.25 5 3 It starts out with totally green leaves and over the course of the summer it begins to develop intense golden stripes   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
ramosa
  6.00 0.30 0 4 Usually only about 3 feet tall, it is a rampant runner suitable for growing in pots or for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
sasakiana
  10.00 0.40 0 4 A robust Sasaella with 3 branches at each node.   Sources
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Sasaella
shiobarensis
  6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairless culm leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasamorphaA genus of large-leafed running bamboos similar to Sasa.
Sasamorpha
borealis
  6.00 0.30 -5 2 Native to Hokkaido, Japan, it is hardier than most other Japanese bamboos.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SchizostachyumGiant to shrub-like tropical, clumping, nodes are usually un-swollen, culm walls thin. Continuously produce flowers without dying, rarely set seed.
Schizostachyum
brachycladum
  45.00 4.00 35 5 Erect, tight-clumping, drooping tips. Cultivars with coloured culms popular ornamentals in Asia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
brachycladum
'Bali Kuning'
  45.00 4.00 35 U Culms yellow with the occasional thin green stripe, leaves have occasional cream stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
caudatum
  25.00 1.50 35 5 Densely tufted, drooping tips, almost solid. Sheath light green tinged with orange. Considered sacred in Sumatra, Indonesia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
glaucifolium
  65.00 4.00 35 5 Yellow, with green stripes. A “canoe plant” brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
jaculans
  30.00 1.30 35 5 Erect, straight culms with drooping tips. Internodes can be over 3 ft long. May be synonym for S. lima.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Schizostachyum
lima
  40.00 3.50 U 5 Very long internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Schizostachyum
sp.
'Murray Island'
  16.00 1.00 37 4 Has very long internodes, up to 1 meter. Used in the Solomon Islands to make pan flutes and for weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SemiarundinariaMedium size running bamboos with nearly cylindrical culms and culm leaves that hang for some time attached at the middle of their base.
Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO 30.00 1.50 0 5 Stately cultivar with very erect, straight culms and very short branches Culms eventually turn mottled purplish brown. Internodes narrowly grooved above the branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
'Viridis'
  35.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to the species except that the culms remain green, branches are a little longer, and growth is more vigorous.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
fortis
  26.00 1.50 0 5 It originated from middle and north Kyushu, Japan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
kagamiana
  30.00 1.50 -5 5 Similar to S. fastuosa with longer branches and pubescent leaves & leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
lubrica
  15.00 1.00 23 U A recent introduction. Perhaps is Oligostachyum lubricum Shoots edible.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
makinoi
MAKINOI 16.00 0.80 5 4 The culms soon turn reddish-brown. An attractive small bamboo suitable for growing in pots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
okuboi
BIRODONA 25.00 1.50 5 5 The leaves are distinctive in being wider for their length than leaves of other bamboos. Semiarundinaria villosa Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
sp.
Maruyamana
  20.00 1.00 -6 U   Sources
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Semiarundinaria
sp. 'Korea'
  5.00 0.30 0 U Unidentified species imported by Gerald Bol from Korea.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
  25.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to S. fastuosa except with broader leaves and long hairs at the base of the culm leaf sheaths.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'Kimmei'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are yellow with green grooves; leaves are yellow striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'kimmei inversa'
  15.00 1.00 5 5 Like Semiarundinaria yashadake Kimmei ,but redish to green culms with yellow sulcus   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ShibataeaA genus with very dense, short, zig-zagged angular culms with 3-5 branches per node, often clipped into balls.
Shibataea
chinensis
  2.00 0.10 -5 3 Similar but smaller than S. kumasaca, it may also be hardier. Shows less leaf burn under alkaline conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Shibataea
kumasaca
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Short, broad leaves on slender, nearly solid culms with prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. Prefers acid soil, shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environment.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Shibataea
kumasaca
'Albostriata'
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Similar, but with white striped leaves.   Sources
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Shibataea
kumasaca
'Aureostriata'
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Similar, but has gold stripes on the young leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Shibataea
lancifolia
  7.00 0.30 0 3 The leaves are longer and narrower than on others of the genus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Shibataea
nanpingensis
  5.50 0.20 U U Culm sheaths pale green, densely deciduously white pubescent especially toward base.   Sources
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SinobambusaRunning bamboos similar to Semiarundinaria except that the culm leaves promptly fall off.
Sinobambusa
gigantea
  55.00 4.00 10 U Spectacular shoots with a ring of long purple hairs around the nodes.   Sources
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Sinobambusa
intermedia
  16.00 1.00 10 4 Culm internodes up to 2 feet long, rough to the touch. May be a Semiarundinaria species.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sinobambusa
tootsik
  30.00 1.50 10 4 A vigorous growing runner with straight, erect culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sinobambusa
tootsik
'Albostriata'
  30.00 1.50 10 4 Similar to the type, but with yellowish white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ThamnocalamusClumping bamboos from the mountains of eastern Asia and Africa, similar to Fargesia.
Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
  18.00 0.80 U U From Nepal and Tibet. Culm nodes swollen, branching very strong, some clones with small leaves. No auricles. Fargesia crassinodus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Aristatus hort. US'
  12.00 0.50 10 3 US Plants grown as T. aristatus seem to be cultivars of T. crassinodus. T. aristatus is a synonym of T. spathiflorus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Kew Beauty'
  15.00 0.75 15 3 very small leaves on blue-grey canes which become red or brown with age.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Mendocino'
  18.00 0.80 10 3 Large very droopy blue-green leaves adorn blue culms with darker knobby nodes. Shoots purple. Fargesia crassinodus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Merlyn'
  25.00 1.00 5 U Tallest and hardiest of several clones.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
nepalensis
'Nyalam'
  8.00 0.50 5 U From Tibet. Short, upright and hardy. No oral setae. Broad pendulous leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
spathiflorus
  16.00 0.80 15 3 From the E Himalayas. Culms become very red. Foliage leaves with prominent oral setae. Less hardy.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ThyrsostachysA genus of moderate size, tropical clumping bamboos with rather small leaves and persistent culm sheaths.
Thyrsostachys
oliveri
  40.00 3.00 25 5 Similar to T. siamensis, possibly larger. The plant at Quail Gardens has grown very rapidly.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thyrsostachys
siamensis
MONASTERY BAMBOO 40.00 3.00 25 5 One of the most graceful bamboos known. Culm walls very thick, almost solid. Sheath persistent. In monasteries in Thailand.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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YushaniaA large group of spreading thornless frost-hardy bamboos from Taiwan, the Himalayas and Africa. Rhizomes pachymorph, often with long rootless necks, but also tillering, so forming spreading thickets.
Yushania
anceps
  12.00 0.50 10 3 One of the beautiful mountain bamboos from the Himalayas of India. Arundinaria anceps Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
anceps
'Pitt White'
  25.00 0.50 10 3 May grow taller than the species. Narrow leaves, weeping. A clone from Britain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
boliana
  24.00 2.00 10 3 Pale blue culms, reaches large size quickly. From Sichuan, via Fuji Bamboo Gardens in Japan. Culms well spaced in warmer climates. Borinda boliana Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
brevipaniculata
  6.00 0.40 -4 3 Previously known as Y. chungii. Very large auricles. Found at altitudes of 2.5-3.8 km in western Sichuan, China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
brevipaniculata
'Wolong'
  6.00 0.25 -4 3 As species but shorter with thin arching culms & long narrow foliage.   Sources
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Yushania
exilis
  6.00 0.40 -4 3 Previously known as Y. chungii aff. Slender, elegant plant.   Sources
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Yushania
maculata
  10.00 0.60 U 3 From Yunnan and Sichuan. Grows in pine forests at elevation 1.8-3.5 km. Young culms have fine striae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
maling
  20.00 1.00 0 4 The most common spreading bamboo in E Nepal. Long solid rhizome necks. Rough internodes on new culms. Arundinaria maling Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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