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Genus species Common Name Max Ht
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Description Synonym Sources Pictures
Data
Clumper/Runner
AcidosasaA genus of bamboos native to south coastal China; shoots are sour.
Acidosasa
chienouensis
. 15.00 0.75 U U . . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Acidosasa
edulis
. 40.00 2.00 U 5 Culms green, glabrous. Sheath turns from green to brown. Shoots said to be delicious. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Acidosasa
notata
. 20.00 0.75 U U New introduction from China. The shoots are sweet, and the culms are commonly used to make containers and tools. . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
balcooa
. 60.00 6.00 25 5 From India. Tangled clumps make harvest difficult. Strong, used for construction, crafts, shoots. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
basihirsuta
. 40.00 3.00 28 5 Erect tight clumps. . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
Data
Clumper
Bambusa
beecheyana
var pubescens
. 50.00 5.00 21 5 More erect, thicker nodal hair, branching lower, no virus . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
boniopsis
. 15.00 1.00 28 5 A small green bamboo from Hainan; a recent import. Narrow leaves. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
chungii
. 33.00 2.50 21 5 Culms covered with white powder. Thin walled. Used in papermaking, weaving. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
cornigera
. 35.00 3.00 U U Culms zigzag, and internodes are slightly curved. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichoclada
Long-Branch Bamboo 65.00 4.00 25 5 . B. dolichoclada 'Hayata' Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Silverstripe'
. 35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has culms striped with silver. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
. 35.00 2.50 24 U reversion from Bambusa emeiensis 'Viridiflavus' without yellow stripes . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Flavidovirens'
. 35.00 2.50 24 U Green stripes on pale green or yellow/gold culms. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Viridiflavus'
. 35.00 2.50 24 U Culms erect with yellow stripes alternating 180° on each internode. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
flexosa
. U U U U . . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
fulda
. U U U U . . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
intermedia
. 40.00 3.00 25 5 Dark green with purple stripes. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
maculata
PRING TUTUL U U 28 5 From Bali; local name pring tutul. Splotchy canes when mature. Used for making furniture. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Goldstripe'
. 25.00 1.50 18 5 Mature green culms have a gold stripe that bleeds into the green. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Silverstripe'
. 25.00 1.50 18 5 Many leaves have white stripes and some culms are also striped with white. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Tiny Fern Striped'
. 3.00 0.20 18 5 Same as Tiny Fern, but with striped culms. . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Willowy'
WANG TSAI 10.00 0.50 18 5 Culms droop or arch strongly with small, narrow leaves. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
Clumper
Bambusa
odashimae
X B. tuldoides
. U U 23 U Erect with long internodes. Previously B. edulis X tuldoides . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
Data
Clumper
Bambusa
oliveriana
. 45.00 2.00 32 4 Densely clumping with thick-walled, glossy green culms. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
pachinensis
. 33.00 2.40 25 5 Medium size with yellowish culms, it resembles B. textilis. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
sp
'Hirose'
. 55.00 5.00 21 5 Tightly clumping, upright, to 50-60ft, 4-6ins, poorly known, possibly B. oldhamii. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Richard Waldron'
. 10.00 0.50 20 5 Compact erect small bamboo similar to B. multiplex, identity and origins uncertain. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
stenostachya
. 70.00 6.00 28 5 Basal internodes almost solid. Thorny. Culm sheaths persistent. Useful in building. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Maculata'
. 25.00 1.00 18 5 Culms and base of new culm sheaths have purple streaks. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Scranton'
. 30.00 2.00 18 5 A more open clumper with shorter branches. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. albostriata
. 40.00 2.00 18 5 Same as species except culms are white striped. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. glabra
. 30.00 1.00 18 5 Slender, as var. gracilis, but with glabrous culms and culm sheaths. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. gracilis
. 30.00 1.30 18 5 Culm more slender than the typical B. textilis, nodding top, graceful foliage. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
tulda
'Striata'
. 70.00 4.00 30 5 Like the species, the culms are striped near the base, but more prominently. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
Clumper
Bambusa
variostriata
. 35.00 3.00 28 5 New shoots covered with bloom, culm has white stripes, useful and edible. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
'Golden Buddha'
. U U U U . . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
'Kimmei'
. 55.00 2.30 21 5 As the species, but with yellow culms striped with green. . Sources Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin'
. 16.00 3.00 30 5 A dwarf form with short and swollen lower green internodes. . Sources Picture
Data
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 Picture
Data
Runner
Bashania
qingchengshanensis
. 10.00 0.90 3 4 Hardier and smaller than B. fargesii "Vary vigorous." . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
albocerea
. 20.00 1.00 15 3 4 clones introduced, Yunnan 1/95; 2/95; 3a/95; 3b/95. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
contracta
. 15.00 0.80 15 3 From Yunnan. Bushy with many culms. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
Clumper
Borinda
fungosa
'White Cloud'
. 15.00 1.00 20 U . . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
grossa
. 26.00 1.00 -4 U . . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
lushuiensis
. 25.00 1.50 20 3 Yunnan 4/95. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
papyrifera
. 25.00 2.00 15 3 New culms are powdery blue-white aging to yellow, with prominent fine vertical grooves. . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
sp. 'Muliensis'
. 6.00 0.30 10 3 From Sichuan (Muli Co.). Broad, deciduous leaves. . Sources No Pics
No Data
Clumper
Borinda
yulongshanensis
. 16.00 0.75 0 3 . . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Runner
Brachystachyum
densiflorum var. villosum
. 20.00 1.00 0 3 As above but base of culm sheaths densely hairy. . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
No Data
Clumper
Cephalostachyum
virgatum
. 50.00 4.00 U 5 Thin walled, drooping. Manifold branching. Some plants introduced may actually be a B. multiplex. . Sources Picture
No Data
Clumper
ChimonobambusaMedium size running bamboos, often with raised, sometimes thorny nodes, or quadrangular culms, initiating new shoots in the fall or winter, or early spring hence "Winter bamboos".
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 No Pics
No Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
makuanensis
. 20.00 1.00 20 U New Introduction From China. . Sources No Pics
No Data
Clumper
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 Picture
No Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
marmorea
'Variegata'
. 6.00 0.50 16 3 Same, except the leaves have narrow white stripes. . Sources Picture
Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
pachystachys
Thorny Bamboo 20.00 1.00 U U . . Sources Picture
No Data
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 Picture
Data
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 Picture
No Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
'Suow'
. 25.00 0.50 15 4 Culms are yellow with a few green stripes of varying width. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
'Yellow Groove'
. 25.00 1.50 15 4 Like the species, but with a yellow sulcus. . Sources Picture
No Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
szechuanensis
. 19.00 1.00 10 4 Round culms, sheaths and leaves all with tendency to strong red-purple coloration. . Sources No Pics
No Data
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 Picture
Data
Runner
Chimonobambusa
yunnanensis
Black Bamboo 32.00 1.00 -4 U Black Bamboo with square internodes. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Chusquea
andina
'Blue Andes'
. 12.00 1.00 0 5 Small spiky blue leaves are unusual in bamboo. This species from the treeline of the Chilean Andes may be one of the hardiest of South American Bamboos. . Sources Picture
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Chusquea
bilimekii
. 18.00 1.00 10 3 Description from www.bamboodirect.com Burgandy colored culms grace the upright form of this rare species collected from seed in the 1999 Mexican expedition. It grows at 9000' in the pine forest of the Sierra Occidental. The leaves are longer and narrower that C. culeou species. Hardiness is not known. The best guess is 10 F. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Chusquea
culeou
'Llaima'
. U U 0 U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
delicatula
. 12.00 0.25 30 U Scrambling small-leaved tender species from Peru. . Sources Picture
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Chusquea
foliosa
. 20.00 1.50 24 3 Long thin drooping leaves, golden culms with green nodes. . Sources Picture
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Chusquea
galeottiana
. 20.00 0.80 28 3 A tropical climbing/arching bamboo from cloud forests in southern Mexico. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
macrostachya
. 15.00 0.50 0 3 Native to southern Chile where it grows at elevations up to 3,000 feet. . Sources No Pics
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Clumper
Chusquea
mimosa
ssp. Australis
. 15.00 1.00 20 3 From southern Brazil. Small leaves, on stiff burgundy-red culms. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
montana
. 6.00 0.30 0 3 From the southern forests of Chile. A small clumping sub-alpine species. Swollen nodes. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
muelleri
. 6.00 0.20 32 2 From eastern Mexico. Culms delicate and trailing, 2-6 branches per node. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
simpliciflora
. 50.00 0.40 32 3 A vining species that clambers over trees and other plants. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Open Clumper
Chusquea
subtilis
. 20.00 1.00 24 3 Closely resembles C. foliosa. Very fine leaves, from high elevation in Costa Rica. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
tomentosa
. 25.00 1.50 24 3 A large, tall, vining plant with very long dark green leaves. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Chusquea
uliginosa
. 15.00 0.50 0 3 Native to southern Chile. Grows at the edge of seasonally inundated wetlands. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Chusquea
virgata
. 25.00 0.80 U U From Costa Rica. Culms mottled with purple, erect at the base and arching, nodes swollen. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Dendrocalamus
asper
'Betung Hitam'
. 100.00 8.00 32 5 A black cultivar of D. asper. Rare. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
brandisii
. 100.00 8.00 32 5 Thick walled culms; similar to D. giganteus. Shoots of high quality, edible raw. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Dendrocalamus
brandisii
(variegated)
. 100.00 12.00 32 5 Like the species but with variegated leaves. An unnamed cultivar. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
calostachyus
. 70.00 5.00 25 5 This may be a misidentification of a cultivar of D. strictus. Used for construction. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
(Quail Clone)
. 100.00 12.00 25 5 Propagated from the large specimen at Quail Botanical Gardens in California. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
(variegated)
. U U 25 U Variegated leaves. An unnamed cultivar. . Sources Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
jianshuiensis
. 55.00 5.00 25 5 Similar to D. hamiltonii, but from China, with fimbriate culm sheath ligule. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
jianshuiensis
(variegated)
. 55.00 5.00 U 5 As above but with variegated leaves. An unnamed cultivar. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
latiflorus
'Mei-nung'
. 65.00 8.00 25 5 Similar, but with light green culms striped with dark green. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
minor
'Amoenus'
. 25.00 2.00 25 5 Culms pale yellow with green stripes, smaller than the species. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
validus
. 45.00 4.00 25 5 Errect culms with slightly convex internodes. Bambusa valida Sources Picture
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Clumper
Dendrocalamus
yunnanicus
. 80.00 7.00 U 5 From southeast Yunnan and from Vietnam. Pale green. Used for shoots, construction, pipes, rafts. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Drepanostachyum
fractiflexum
Broom Bamboo 10.00 0.50 U U Has narrow leaves and a slight zigzag to the culms; the canes are used for weaving. The culm blades curl back around the canes. A food source for the giant panda. Thought to be the evergreen form of B. fridgidorum (Demoly) Description from www.bamboogarden.com Fargesia fractiflexa Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Drepanostachyum
microphyllum
. U U U U A form with very small, tender and bright green leaves. Up to 70 branches per Node. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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
Sp.
'Tabashan II'
. 12.00 0.75 -10 U A Fargesia with purple new culms; has a similar appearance to F. nitida, but with a more upright growth habit. Leaves are also broader. Strong cold hardiness and great color. Description from www.Bamboogarden.com . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
communis
. 24.00 1.00 U U Culm sheaths persistent, red-brown, narrowly triangular, much longer than internodes. Yunnan 6 Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
gaolinensis
. U U 15 U New introduction from China . Sources No Pics
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Clumper
Fargesia
murielae
'Bimbo'
. 5.00 U -15 3 Short form, final height between 1 and 1.5 meters tall. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
murielae
'Harewood'
. 10.00 U -15 3 Leaves are dark green, the stem sheaths are reddish colored. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
murielae
'Jonny's Giant'
. 13.00 U -15 U . . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
murielae
'Jumbo'
. 10.00 U -13 U Centralgreen to gold-green, thinly, upright, within the upper range easily over-hanging . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
murielae
'Simba'
. 6.50 0.40 -15 3 pea-green culms . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
'Vampire'
. 12.00 0.50 -13 4 Upright with extremely attractive red stems and small dark green leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'Anceps'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. The leaves are smaller and narrower than 'McClure' and 'Nymphenburg'. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'De Belder' and 'Stream Cottage'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. It is said to be a prolific grower; its leaves do not curl in the sun. These two clones are probably identical. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'Eisenach'
. 6.00 0.30 -15 2 Old generation. Ascending branches; culms tend to bifurcate. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Ems River'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. Leaves a little smaller. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources No Pics
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Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Gansu 2'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. Narrow, delicate leaves, early shoots and branches, suited to shady conditions. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou 01'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 New introduction. A clone from Jiuzhaigou Reserve with Red Culms. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou 10'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 New introduction. This interesting but rare form of Jiuzhaigou has canes that age to a rich yellow/gold color. It appears to grow as tall, if not a little taller than Jiuzhaigou I (11 feet on average). . Sources No Pics
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Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou 4'
. 8.00 0.50 -15 2 New introduction. The darkest colored form of 'Jiuzhaigou' collected from Jiuzhaigou Park in northern Sichuan China by R. Willumeit. Shorter than other Jiuzhaigou forms. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou Genf'
. 12.00 U -15 U Red Culms. Is also called F. Jiuzhaigou 'Genf' and F. Sp. 'Genf'. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 New introductions. Several new seedling clones from Jiuzhaigou Reserve. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'McClure'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. Leaves long and narrow but wider than 'Nymphenburg'. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'Nymphenburg'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. Differs from the type by narrow leaves, strongly arching culms and young branches ascending. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
nitida
'Wakehurst'
. 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Old generation. Has a bluer color, darker culms, possibly longer rhizome necks; does not show spotting common to other clones. Seedlings are not likely to match the parent. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
robusta
. 16.00 1.00 0 4 From Sichuan Province, China, at elevations over 8,000 feet.Early shoots. . Sources Picture
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Fargesia
robusta
'Campbell'
. 12.00 U 0 U Upright form with small leaves . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
similaris
. U U U U . . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Fargesia
songminensis
. U U 15 U New Introduction from China . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Fargesia
yuanjiangensis
. 16.00 0.75 20 U From Khun Dieter at bambooweb.info I have lots of seedlings of this species; they grow well and rapidly (as compared to some other seedlings of Fargesia). The species is recorded to grow up to 5 m tall by a culm diameter of 2 cm. Photos of seeds and seedlings, and the Chinese name (in Pinyin) can be found in the Bamboo Seeds Catalog of the Chiang Mai Bamboo Nursery. The species is naturally distributed in southern Yunnan at 1,600 m altitude, hence one should not expect it to be very hardy. . Sources No Pics
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Gigantochloa
atroviolacea
'Watupawan'
. 52.00 4.00 25 5 A faster growing version of Gigantochloa atroviolacea with green culms, black striation and black patches. . Sources Picture
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Gigantochloa
atter
. 50.00 4.00 28 5 From Java. Sweet shoots, strong straight culms. Sheath covered with black hairs. Used for furniture. . Sources Picture
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Clumper
Gigantochloa
hasskarliana
. 30.00 2.50 28 5 Native to west Java; dense clumps planted as hedges and used to weave baskets. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Gigantochloa
ligulata
. 30.00 1.50 U U Plants are from the seed of the plant at Quail labeled Gigantochloa verticillata. Dr. Widjaja has identified the parent plant as Gigantochloa ligulata “Striped”. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Gigantochloa
sp.
'Bali White Stripe'
. 30.00 3.00 28 5 White stripes on leaves and culms. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Gigantochloa
sp.
'Widjaja 3827'
. U U U U Large, erect culms, with cream-colored stripes. Strong. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Guadua
angustifolia
'Less Thorny'
. 100.00 8.00 30 5 A clone with significantly fewer and smaller thorns. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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HimalayacalamusClump-forming mountain bamboos from the Himalayas with attractive culms and lush foliage.
Himalayacalamus
cupreus
. 20.00 1.25 20 U Named for the copper colored hairs on the culm sheaths. Growth habit similar to H. falconeri 'Damarapa' with less arching at the top. . Sources Picture
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Himalayacalamus
falconeri
. 30.00 1.30 15 3 US clone is from Damarapa with no stripes. Also see Drepanostachyum sengteeanum. Drepanostachyum sengteeanum Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Himalayacalamus
fimbriatus
. U U U U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Himalayacalamus
intermedius
. U U U U The new stems are bright blue, tender leaves and more beautifully, overhang that stature. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Himalayacalamus
porcatus
. 20.00 1.00 20 3 From Nepal. Grows above 2000 meters. Tight clumper, finely ridged internodes. . Sources Picture
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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 No Pics
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Indocalamus
decorus
. 2.50 0.20 U U . . Sources No Pics
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Indocalamus
latifolius
. 10.00 0.50 0 3 Similar to I. tessellatus, leaves about a foot long. . Sources Picture
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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 No Pics
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Indocalamus
longiauritus
. 5.00 0.30 -5 4 Culms hairy below the nodes; prominent auricles and oral setae. . Sources Picture
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Indocalamus
migoi
. 6.50 0.60 U U . . Sources No Pics
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Indocalamus
pedalis
. 1.00 0.10 23 U . . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Indocalamus
victorialis
. 5.00 0.20 0 3 A new introduction from China. . Sources No Pics
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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 No Pics
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Indosasa
gigantea
. 50.00 4.00 U U From south China. Acidosasa gigantea Sources No Pics
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Indosasa
ingens
. 20.00 2.00 U U New import from China. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
arcana
'Luteosulcata'
. 27.00 1.30 0 5 Same as P. arcana but with a yellow groove. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Dr Don'
. 27.00 1.80 10 5 Glaucous blue culms with denser wax than usual . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
. 27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Takemurai'
. 35.00 3.00 5 5 It lacks the short internodes of the typical form. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Lama Temple'
. 25.00 1.75 -5 5 This rare cultivar of P. aureosulcata has a brighter gold color than the similar P. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' . It also seems to have a shorter overall height, with shorter nodes. The sunward side of the new culms in late spring turn a brilliant cherry red color for a couple months. Culm sheaths are more pale and pink than other P. aureosulcata. We have been growing this plant for several years and now, as it has reach a respectable height, we can finally see the subtle differences compared to the more common P. aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis' . The bright colors of this bamboo make it a very attractive plant and seem to shed light in any area. It can prosper in shade, though not as fast and with out the red culms in spring. Color looks best with about 3-5 hours of direct sun in the morning hours. Description from www.bamboogarden.com . Sources No Pics
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Pekinensis'
. 30.00 2.00 -5 5 Has a green groove; probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Alata'. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
aurita
Hair-ring water bamboo 20.00 1.00 U U Strong culms with hairy shoots. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon variegata'
. U U U U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Golden Dwarf'
. 12.00 1.00 5 5 Shrublike with golden leaves and culms. . Sources No Pics
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Job's Spots'
. 50.00 4.00 5 5 Culm sheaths with upper-central burgundy spots. . Sources No Pics
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Kawadana'
. 20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms and foliage leaves have yellow stripes. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Rib Leaf'
. 50.00 4.00 5 5 Leaves short, wide and ribbed along the parallel venation. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Tanakae'
. U U 5 U Culms marked with elliptical purplish-brown spots. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'White Crookstem'
. 48.00 3.00 0 5 The older culms are covered with white powder. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'katashibo'
. U U 0 U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Bicolor'
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Yellow culms with green sulcus. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Goldstripe'
. 75.00 7.00 5 5 A Moso seedling that shows gold striation. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Gracilis'
Little Moso 26.00 1.50 5 U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Jaquith'
. U U 0 U . . Sources No Pics
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Nabeshimana'
. U U 5 5 Green with yellow broad and narrow stripes . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
edulis
'Tubaeformis'
. U U 0 U From Hunan China. Culms: lower part towards the base trumpet-shaped, thus the internodes gradually shortened in length and enlarged in basal diameter. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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Phyllostachys
flexuosa
'Kimmei'
. 31.00 2.80 0 5 Like the species, but striped with yellow. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
glabrata
. 23.00 1.50 U U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
glauca
'Yunzhu'
. 34.00 2.00 0 5 Has purplish-black spots or ovals on the culms. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
incarnata
. 40.00 3.00 -10 5 Culms sheaths are purple. Culms are olive green. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
lofushanensis
. 15.00 1.00 U U Shorter than most Phyllostachys. Prominent nodes. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
makinoi
. 60.00 3.00 0 5 Whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
meyeri
. 33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
'Farcta'
. 33.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are solid or nearly so. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
June Barbara
. U U U 5 Yellow variegated leaves, light green culms, small, slow growing. Apparently a good plant for container growing. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Henon Dwarf'
. 2.50 U 0 5 A dwarf form of Ph. nigra 'Henon' grown from seeds obtained by Hastings Schmidt from China, this plant has never grown to more than 30" tall in the 17 years it's been cultivated at Bamboo Sourcery. Color and other characteristics are identical to the 'Henon', but this dwarf is now the smallest known plant in the Phyllostachys genus . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Mejiro'
. 50.00 3.00 0 5 Black Culms with a green sulcus . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Muchisasa'
. 12.00 1.00 5 5 The culms turn brownish-black, not dense purplish black. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
pingyangensis
. 52.00 3.00 U U . . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
prominens
. 33.00 2.75 U U Extremely winter-hard and sturdy bamboo with very thick-walled Stems . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
rigida
Hardy head green bamboo 26.00 1.00 U U . . Sources No Pics
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Phyllostachys
robustiramea
. 30.00 2.50 10 5 Small bamboo, usually only 10 feet tall and 1 inch thick. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
rutila
Red shell bamboo 33.00 2.00 U U . . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
stimulosa
. 25.00 1.50 -5 5 Prominent nodes. Native to Zhejiang Province, China. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
varioauriculata
Black bamboo 13.00 1.00 U U New introduction . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
virella
Green skin bamboo 30.00 2.00 U U New introduction . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Aureocaulis'
. 70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Black Spot'
. 70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms have black spots. . Sources Picture
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu Inversa'
. 70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
amarus
. 16.00 0.80 0 3 Young culms are heavily pruinose; used for umbrellas in China. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
argenteostriatus
'Goldstripe'
. 3.00 0.30 10 2 A 3' tall, running dwarf with one gold stripe on the leaves. . Sources No Pics
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Pleioblastus
chino
. 10.00 0.80 5 4 A medium size bamboo native to Japan. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Gracilis'
. 10.00 0.80 5 3 Narrow leaves . Sources Picture
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Kimmei'
. 10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves and culms have yellow stripes. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
distichus
'Mini'
. 1.00 0.20 0 3 Like the species, but only 8-12” high. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
gozadakensis
. 13.00 0.60 U U . . Sources No Pics
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Pleioblastus
gramineus
. 12.00 0.50 5 4 The long rather narrow leaves are grass-like in appearance. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
hindsii
. 15.00 1.00 0 4 Similar to P. gramineus, but with wider, more erect leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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Pleioblastus
humilis
'Variegatus'
. 4.00 0.10 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. Striped. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
kodzumae
. 9.50 0.75 U U . . Sources Picture
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
. 6.00 0.40 5 4 Dark green leaves. . Sources No Pics
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
linearis
'Nana'
. 4.00 0.50 10 5 Shorter, with narrower leaves. . Sources No Pics
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Pleioblastus
maculatus
Spotted bitter bamboo. 13.00 0.50 U U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
'Greenstripe'
. 1.50 U U U . . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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Pseudosasa
guanxianensis
. 11.00 0.50 U U New introduction from China. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Variegata'
. 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species, with white stripes on the leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Pseudosasa
viridula
. 18.00 0.80 5 3 Long wide green leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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
cernua
. 6.50 U U U New Introduction. . Sources Picture
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Sasa
gracillima
. 2.50 U U U . . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Sasa
oshidensis
. 6.00 0.30 -2 3 A vigorous growing dwarf bamboo that tolerates both cold and heat. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Sasa
senanensis
. 7.00 0.50 -2 2 Similar to S. palmata, but leaves hairy below. . Sources Picture
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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 No Pics
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Sasa
sp.
. U U U U Many retailers carry an assortment of 'little green runners' of uncertain identification. . Sources No Pics
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Sasa
tsuboiana
. 6.00 0.30 5 2 A Japanese bamboo with large, dark green, attractive leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Sasa
veitchii
'Borealis striata'
. U U 5 U . . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Sasaella
hidaensis
'muraii'
. 6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairy sheaths on culm and foliage leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Sasaella
sasakiana
. 10.00 0.40 0 4 A robust Sasaella with 3 branches at each node. . Sources No Pics
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Sasaella
shiobarensis
. 6.00 0.30 0 3 Japanese bamboo with hairless culm leaf sheaths. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Schizostachyum
brachycladum
'Bali Kuning'
. 45.00 4.00 35 U Culms yellow with the occasional thin green stripe, leaves have occasional cream stripes. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Schizostachyum
glaucifolium
. 65.00 4.00 35 5 Yellow, with green stripes. A “canoe plant” brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Schizostachyum
lima
. 40.00 3.50 U 5 Very long internodes. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Schizostachyum
zollingeri
. 40.00 2.00 25 U An attractive medium sized species with straight culms lacking branches on lower half, forms and open clump and often planted as an ornamental. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Semiarundinaria
fortis
. 26.00 1.50 0 5 It originated from middle and north Kyushu, Japan. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Semiarundinaria
lubrica
. 15.00 1.00 23 U A recent introduction. Perhaps is Oligostachyum lubricum Shoots edible. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Semiarundinaria
sp.
Maruyamana
. 20.00 1.00 -6 U . . Sources No Pics
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Semiarundinaria
sp. 'Korea'
. 5.00 0.30 0 U Unidentified species imported by Gerald Bol from Korea. . Sources Picture
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Semiarundinaria
yamadori
. 15.00 0.75 0 5 the leaves are light green. Has the wide leaves of okuboi and other Semiarundinarias, wider than fastuosa . Sources Picture
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Semiarundinaria
yamadori
'Brimscomb'
. 25.00 1.25 0 5 Yellowish light green color tones. The young leaves are yellow with green striping; the color fades to green with age. . Sources No Pics
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Shibataea
kumasaca
'Albostriata'
. 7.00 0.30 -5 3 Similar, but with white striped leaves. . Sources No Pics
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Shibataea
kumasaca
'Aureostriata'
. 7.00 0.30 -5 3 Similar, but has gold stripes on the young leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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Shibataea
nanpingensis
. 5.50 0.20 U U Culm sheaths pale green, densely deciduously white pubescent especially toward base. . Sources No Pics
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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 No Pics
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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 Picture
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Sinobambusa
tootsik
. 30.00 1.50 10 4 A vigorous growing runner with straight, erect culms. . Sources Picture
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Sinobambusa
tootsik
'Albostriata'
. 30.00 1.50 10 4 Similar to the type, but with yellowish white striped leaves. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Merlyn'
. 25.00 1.00 5 U Tallest and hardiest of several clones. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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VietnamosasaVietnamosasa clumping bamboos found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.
Vietnamosasa
ciliata
Pai Chote 6.50 U U U A small bamboo that withstands annual burning and drought. Has long, thin, light-green leaves . Sources Picture
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Vietnamosasa
pusilla
Pai Pek 1.20 U U U A beautiful, small sized bamboo which is very drought tolerant. Has a very deep root system . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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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 No Pics
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Yushania
exilis
. 6.00 0.40 -4 3 Previously known as Y. chungii aff. Slender, elegant plant. . Sources No Pics
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Yushania
lu
. U U -18 U An ornamental hardy Yushania species collecting from Himalaya high mountain area. Used for hedge plants. . Sources Picture
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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 Picture
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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 Picture
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