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Clumper/Runner
BashaniaGenus of medium size Chinese running bamboos.
Bashania
fargesii
  20.00 2.00 5 4 Native to the mountains of China. Leaves up to a foot long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
BorindaClump-forming mountain bamboos from Bhutan, Tibet, Yunnan, & Sichuan, with different flowers to Fargesia and shorter rhizomes than Yushania. Culms usually blue at first, usually with very fine grooves..
Borinda
albocerea
  20.00 1.00 15 3 4 clones introduced, Yunnan 1/95; 2/95; 3a/95; 3b/95.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
angustissima
  18.00 0.80 10 3 From Sichuan. Arching culms with white powder and purple sheaths at first, and narrow leaves. Was listed as Fargesia. Fargesia angustissima Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Borinda
fungosa
  20.00 1.00 20 3 Yunnan, from 6,000 to 9,000 feet. Shoots sweet, culms used for weaving. Fargesia fungosa Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
marmorea
MARBLED BAMBOO 6.00 0.50 15 3 New shoots and culm leaves are marbled with cream and purple. The almost solid culms turn dark purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
marmorea
'Variegata'
  6.00 0.50 16 3 Same, except the leaves have narrow white stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
'Suow'
  25.00 0.50 15 4 Culms are yellow with a few green stripes of varying width.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
tumidissinoda
Walking stick 20.00 1.30 10 4 A rare Chinese bamboo noted for its inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks in Sichuan, and highly prized for dried shoots. Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
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
culeou
  15.00 1.00 0 5 Hardy clumper, from southern Chile, long cultivated in Europe. Has many branches per node, all equal size. Many different clones available of varying hardiness and form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
FargesiaClumping bamboos from the alpine conifer forests of west and southwest China. Medium to small and all very cold hardy, but not tolerant of very high summer temperatures. Flowers like toothbrushes. Culms smooth.
Fargesia
adpressa
  18.00 1.30 10 3 From Sichuan; similar to F. robusta. This plant has been sold as Fargesia sp. A-4. Open clumps of purplish-green culms. Some of the plants may be F. murieliae. Fargesia sp "A-4", or F. murieliae Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
apicirubens
RED-TIPPED BAMBOO 16.00 0.80 -5 3 Native to China at elevations over 6,000 feet. A new species previously misidentified as F. dracocephala. Fargesia dracocephala Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
denudata
  16.00 0.50 3 3 From Sichuan. Similar to F. murieliae, but leaves are smaller and more delicate. Culms branch out after the first winter.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
dracocephala
'Rufa'
  10.00 0.50 -10 2 From Sichuan. Early shoots. Also known as Gansu 95-1. Close to the description of the real F. dracocephala. Fargesia sp. 'rufa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
UMBRELLA BAMBOO 15.00 0.50 -15 2 Similar to F. nitida but with green culms. May be the hardiest bamboo in the U.S. Grows at above 10,000 feet in China, important panda food.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
murieliae
'SABE 939'
  15.00 0.50 -15 2 A different introduction, brought in by the Sino-American Botanical Expedition of 1980. It also flowered, and has been identified as F. murieliae. Seedlings will have new cultivar names.   Sources
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
FOUNTAIN BAMBOO 12.00 0.50 -15 2 Upright culms with thick grey deciduous wax when young, may become nearly black. Sheaths orange-ribbed. First introduced as seed in 1889, from which many cultivars named. Those plants currently starting a protracted flowering phase and probably all about   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
nitida
'Jiuzhaigou'
  12.00 0.50 -15 2 New introductions. Several new seedling clones from Jiuzhaigou Reserve.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
  16.00 1.00 0 4 From Sichuan Province, China, at elevations over 8,000 feet.Early shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Campbell'
  12.00 U 0 U Upright form with small leaves   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Pingwu'
  15.00 0.75 0 4 This species has dark green foliage and light green culms, new shoots are hairy and rusty red upon emergence from the ground in early spring. The leaf size is intermediate between Campbell and Wolong. Culm sheaths persist and soon fade to a light color, almost white, giving the culms a very attractive checkerboard look in the spring through early summer. 'Green Screen' is a trademarked name of this cultivar.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Wenchuan'
  15.00 1.00 0 U 'Wenchuan' is an arching form of F. robusta with a slightly more open growth habit than other variations of this useful species. The culm and branch sheaths are a beautiful reddish brown instead of white to tan. It seems to be slightly more vigorous than F. robusta 'Campbell'. Large leaves give this bamboo a more tropical appearance. It is very similar to 'Wolong', but the dark green leaves are a little more pointed and don't seem to curl downward around the edges (as 'Wolong' tends to do). Description from www.bamboogarden.com   Sources
Clumper
Fargesia
robusta
'Wolong'
  17.00 1.00 0 4 Collected in Wolong, Sichuan in 1996. More vigorous, with larger leaves. Bamboo 23: 16. 2002.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
sp.
'Scabrida'
  U U -5 4 From Pingwu, Sichuan. Orange sheaths as F. dracocephala 'Rufa' but with more culm wax. Not F. scabrida.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Fargesia
utilis
TUNGCHUAN #3 13.00 0.50 0 4 From Yunnan, culms curve upwards with pendulous cascading foliage. May be Borinda but flowers unknown.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
HibanobambusaA running genus from Japan once thought to be a natural bigeneric hybrid between Sasa veitchii and Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon', but with little evidence to support that idea.
Hibanobambusa
tranquillans
'Shiroshima'
  16.00 1.30 3 4 This form has strikingly attractive leaves variegated in cream and green. The colors persist throughout the year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
sp.
'Solidus'
  8.00 0.40 -5 3 Culms solid, leaves only 8 to 10 inches long. Species not known.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
PhyllostachysMedium to giant runners which have a distinct groove above pairs of unequal branches at mid-culm nodes. They shoot in spring.
Phyllostachys
angusta
STONE BAMBOO 22.00 1.30 -2 5 Called Stone Bamboo because of the hard texture of its culms which in China are used to make fine bamboo furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
atrovaginata
INCENSE BAMBOO 35.00 2.80 -5 5 The shoots are among those having the least bite when raw. These plants were formerly listed as P. congesta. Phyllostachys congesta Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
GOLDEN, FISHPOLE BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. Culm may grow to 3 inches diameter in favorable conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Holochrysa'
GOLDEN GOLDEN 27.00 1.80 5 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aurea
'Koi'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
Yellow Groove 45.00 2.20 -5 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Alata'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Similar to the above, but with a green groove. Culms grow larger and are often markedly zigzag. Probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Aureocaulis'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin Inversa'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Yellow culms with fine green striping, no grooves other than the sulcus. It has a beautiful orange/crimson highlight for a while in the spring when grown in full sun   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with multiple green grooves running the length of each internode; rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Spectabilis'
Green groove 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
GIANT JAPANESE TIMBER, MADAKE 72.00 6.00 5 5 The most utilized bamboo in Japan where it is valued for its large straight thick-walled culms. Flowered extensively in the 1970’s and many plants died. Most plants have regained their vegetative vigor.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Allgold'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 The culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon Inversa'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 This is the complement of the above; culms are green with yellow grooves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Golden yellow culms with green grooves and stripes. An occasional leaf is striped in cream. It died due to flowering, and a new clone with less leaf variegation, sometimes called 'McClure's Castillon', has been introduced.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Kawadana'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms and foliage leaves have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Marliac'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 A form with wrinkled culms due to numerous longitudinal grooves running the length of each internode on all sides of the culm. A rare ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Slender Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 Smaller than regular P. bambusoides with culms that often show a marked zigzag of lower internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Tanakae'
  U U 5 U Culms marked with elliptical purplish-brown spots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bissetii
  40.00 2.00 -10 5 A vigorously growing species whose culms are somewhat darker green than 'golden bamboo'. It is one of the first species of the genus to shoot in the spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
bissetii
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.00 -10 5 Differs by being smaller, and having whitish patches on the culms; hardier, perhaps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
dulcis
Sweetshoot bamboo 40.00 3.20 0 5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
edulis
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food , timber, paper, plywood, and flooring. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
glauca
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Named for blue-white powder that completely covers young culms. In China, grows as large as P. bambusoides.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
glauca
'Yunzhu'
  34.00 2.00 0 5 Has purplish-black spots or ovals on the culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
humilis
  20.00 1.00 3 5 One of the smallest members of the genus, it is widely cultivated in Japan. Culms darken with age.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
iridescens
  40.00 2.80 3 5 Some internodes near base have yellow striping. Sweet shoots, used for timber.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
lithophila
  U U 8 5 Like P. makinoi but with paler shoots, smaller culm sheath blades and leaf sheaths with sparse or no oral setae.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
mannii
'Decora'
  30.00 1.80 -5 5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. mannii 'mannii'. Phyllostachys decora Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
meyeri
  33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nidularia
  33.00 1.50 5 5 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
Black bamboo 30.00 2.00 5 5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Bory'
Snakeskin 50.00 3.00 0 5 Differs from P. nigra by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Henon'
  65.00 3.50 0 5 Culms totally green, usually much larger than Black bamboo.Distinctive culms are rough to the touch and whitish green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Megurochiku'
  54.00 3.50 3 5 Green, similar to 'Henon' but the culm grooves are brown or purplish-black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nigra
'Shimadake'
  54.00 3.50 0 5 Similar to Henon but with occasional brown vertical stripes on the culm after the first year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nuda
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Reputed to be the hardiest species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
nuda
'Localis'
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Similar, internodes near the base are blotched, spotted, or striped purple. Blotches show at 6 -12 months.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
platyglossa
  26.00 1.50 0 5 Mature culms have long internodes. Grown for its shoots in China. Timber inferior.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
stimulosa
  25.00 1.50 -5 5 Prominent nodes. Native to Zhejiang Province, China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
violascens
  20.00 2.00 0 5 Culms blackish-violet at first, sometimes striped with violet. Sheaths deep purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
vivax
Vivax 70.00 5.00 5 5 Resembles P. bambusoides except that the culms have thinner walls and a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath-fall. Gray-green when mature.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Phyllostachys
vivax
'Aureocaulis'
  70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
Pleioblastus
chino
'Murakamiansus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves are highly variegated with white stripes; some are totally white. On average 25% of the leaf is green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Pleioblastus
chino
'Vaginatus Variegatus'
  6.00 0.50 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Pleioblastus
shibuyanus
'Tsuboi'
UEDA-ZASA 9.00 0.30 -5 3 A vigorous growing dwarf with rather small, white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
SemiarundinariaMedium size running bamboos with nearly cylindrical culms and culm leaves that hang for some time attached at the middle of their base.
Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'Kimmei'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are yellow with green grooves; leaves are yellow striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
ThamnocalamusClumping bamboos from the mountains of eastern Asia and Africa, similar to Fargesia.
Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
  18.00 0.80 U U From Nepal and Tibet. Culm nodes swollen, branching very strong, some clones with small leaves. No auricles. Fargesia crassinodus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Aristatus hort. US'
  12.00 0.50 10 3 US Plants grown as T. aristatus seem to be cultivars of T. crassinodus. T. aristatus is a synonym of T. spathiflorus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Merlyn'
  25.00 1.00 5 U Tallest and hardiest of several clones.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
boliana
  24.00 2.00 10 3 Pale blue culms, reaches large size quickly. From Sichuan, via Fuji Bamboo Gardens in Japan. Culms well spaced in warmer climates. Borinda boliana Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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