Company Contact information Description
Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens
2929 G Road East
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
U.S.A.
561-784-2413 Fax:954-301-2497
Robert Saporito

www.tropicalbamboo.com
Retail, wholesale, certified for mail order to most States. Field and container nursery growing mostly tropical clumping bamboos. Online Catalog. Display gardens with an extensive tropical bamboo reference collection. Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover

Plants

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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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
'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
'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'
  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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Gigantochloa
sp.
'Bali White Stripe'
  30.00 3.00 28 5 White stripes on leaves and culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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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
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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
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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
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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
'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
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HimalayacalamusClump-forming mountain bamboos from the Himalayas with attractive culms and lush foliage.
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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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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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
OtateaGenus of American clumping bamboos with 3 known species. From central Mexico to Central America.
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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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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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
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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
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
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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SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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