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Yunnan Bamboo Nursery
West Xuefu Road
Kunming,
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
contracta
  15.00 0.80 15 3 From Yunnan. Bushy with many culms.   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
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
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
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
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
DendrocalamusGiant tropical clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa, often with bigger branches and leaves, and hairier culms.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Clumper
IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
latifolius
  10.00 0.50 0 3 Similar to I. tessellatus, leaves about a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Indocalamus
longiauritus
  5.00 0.30 -5 4 Culms hairy below the nodes; prominent auricles and oral setae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
IndosasaA group of mid-size running bamboos from southern China and Vietnam.
Indosasa
gigantea
  50.00 4.00 U U From south China. Acidosasa gigantea Sources
Runner
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
Clumper
PhyllostachysMedium to giant runners which have a distinct groove above pairs of unequal branches at mid-culm nodes. They shoot in spring.
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
Runner
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
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurita
Hair-ring water bamboo 20.00 1.00 U U Strong culms with hairy shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
Phyllostachys
makinoi
  60.00 3.00 0 5 Whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
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
Runner
PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
Pleioblastus
chino
  10.00 0.80 5 4 A medium size bamboo native to Japan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
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
Runner
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
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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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
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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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
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
tootsik
  30.00 1.50 10 4 A vigorous growing runner with straight, erect culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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