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Horticultural Consultants, Inc.
PO Box 596
Spicewood, TX 78699
U.S.A.
713-665-7256 Fax:713-665-0565
Grant L. Stephenson

www.hciglobal.com
Wholesale. Worldwide consultant to architects/botanical gardens. Astonishing variety of cold hardy palms, bamboo, cycads & spectacular specimens. Size range: manageable to gargantuan. Ship everywhere.

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Clumper/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
beecheyana
BEECHEY BAMBOO 50.00 5.00 21 5 Culms with short internodes generally arch strongly and are covered with white powder when young. Big thick-walled culms; edible shoots in much demand.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
boniopsis
  15.00 1.00 28 5 A small green bamboo from Hainan; a recent import. Narrow leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
burmanica
  50.00 4.00 32 5 Strong, nearly solid culms. Leaves up to 12 by 2 inches. Dense clumps, shrubby, lower branches spiny.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
chungii
  33.00 2.50 21 5 Culms covered with white powder. Thin walled. Used in papermaking, weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
chungii
var. barbelatta
  22.00 1.50 21 5 Grows to about 3/4 the size, with lighter ring of hair around new culm nodes and looser culm sheath blade.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dissimulator
  50.00 3.00 25 5 A giant tropical, produces many thick walled, arching or erect, tough culms with long branches. Bambusa dissemulator Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichoclada
'Stripe'
  65.00 4.00 25 5 A beautiful giant from Taiwan. The culms are a waxy yellow with dark green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Green stripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has yellow-green culms striped with dark green. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
dolichomerithalla
'Silverstripe'
  35.00 2.00 25 5 This cultivar has culms striped with silver. Introduced in 1980 from Taiwan.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Flavidovirens'
  35.00 2.50 24 U Green stripes on pale green or yellow/gold culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
emeiensis
'Viridiflavus'
  35.00 2.50 24 U Culms erect with yellow stripes alternating 180° on each internode.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
eutuldoides
'Viridivittata'
  25.00 1.00 21 5 Yellow culms with varying dark green stripes. New shoots have pink and peach tones. Low branching.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
glaucophylla
MALAY DWARF 15.00 1.00 30 5 Dense, erect, bushy, variegated. Used as an ornamental hedge, easy to prune to desired shape. Previously sold as Bambusa variegata. Bambusa variegata (hort.) Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
lako
TIMOR BLACK 50.00 3.50 28 5 Shiny culms green through brown to purple-black with some bold green or pale yellow stripes. Erect culm sheath blades on nearly hairless shoots. Flowers in US prove it to be Bambusa. From Timor. Gigantochloa atroviolacea 'Timor Black' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
maculata
PRING TUTUL U U 28 5 From Bali; local name pring tutul. Splotchy canes when mature. Used for making furniture.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
malingensis
  35.00 2.50 21 5 An attractive medium-size tropical, produces many culms each year, taller under trees. Reportedly tolerates wind well.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
HEDGE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 18 5 Each node bears a large number of branches down to the culm base, making a dense hedge. Hardiest of the Bambusa.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Alphonse Karr'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to the species, but the culms and branches are bright yellow with irregular longitudinal narrow dark green stripes. New shoots and culms are often reddish.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Fernleaf'
FERNLEAF BAMBOO 20.00 0.50 18 5 Usually small in size with 10 to 20 closely spaced, two ranked leaves. Often culms come up that have reverted to the larger leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Golden Goddess'
  10.00 0.50 18 5 A dwarf form similar to 'Fernleaf' but with larger leaves. The culms tend to be yellowish.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Midori Green'
GREEN ALPHONSE 15.00 1.50 18 5 Similar to 'Alphonse Karr', but the culms and branches are light green with dark green stripes. Bambusa multiplex 'Green Alphonse' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Riviereorum'
CHINESE GODDESS 6.00 0.30 18 5 Has solid culms and tiny leaves; similar to 'Fernleaf' but smaller, more delicate looking.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Silverstripe'
  25.00 1.50 18 5 Many leaves have white stripes and some culms are also striped with white.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Tiny Fern'
  3.00 0.20 18 5 A dwarf form with leaves often less than 1" long, but can grow larger.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
multiplex
'Willowy'
WANG TSAI 10.00 0.50 18 5 Culms droop or arch strongly with small, narrow leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
nutans
  40.00 3.00 28 5 From Thailand. Nutans means "nodding," which it does. The culms have a white ring below the nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
oldhamii
GIANT TIMBER 55.00 4.00 21 5 The most common giant tropical bamboo grown in the U.S. Culms straight and erect with relatively short branches. Leaves are rather wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
pachinensis
  33.00 2.40 25 5 Medium size with yellowish culms, it resembles B. textilis.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
pervariabilis
'Viridistriatus'
  33.00 2.40 25 5 Recently introduced from China. Similar to the species but much more highly coloured. New shoots are yellow with green stripes maturing to yellow/gold with varying dark green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sinospinosa
CHINESE THORNY 70.00 5.00 20 5 A thorny bamboo with rather small leaves, and interlaced low thorny branches, impenetrable hedge.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Nana'
  25.00 2.50 28 5 A medium-sized timber bamboo from Thailand. Straight, strong. Some yellow stripes. Note B. nana is a synonym of B. multiplex.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
sp.
'Richard Waldron'
  10.00 0.50 20 5 Compact erect small bamboo similar to B. multiplex, identity and origins uncertain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
suberecta
"Jesse Durko Bamboo" 25.00 1.00 25 U A beautiful, relatively small-growing ornamental bamboo that has both variegated leaves and striated culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
WEAVER'S BAMBOO 40.00 2.00 18 5 Tight clumps. An extremely handsome plant that arches gracefully. The thin-walled culms are used for weaving.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Kanapaha'
  50.00 2.50 18 5 Grows larger than normal B. textilis in Florida, with lower half of culms prominently blue & branchless. Very similar to ‘Mutabilis’.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Maculata'
  25.00 1.00 18 5 Culms and base of new culm sheaths have purple streaks.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Mutabilis'
  40.00 2.30 18 5 Persistent blue-white bloom and long internodes. Previously misidentified as B. mutabilis and as B. textilis var. fusca. Bambusa mutabilis Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
'Scranton'
  30.00 2.00 18 5 A more open clumper with shorter branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
textilis
var. gracilis
  30.00 1.30 18 5 Culm more slender than the typical B. textilis, nodding top, graceful foliage.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
tulda
'Striata'
  70.00 4.00 30 5 Like the species, the culms are striped near the base, but more prominently.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
tuldoides
PUNTING POLE 55.00 2.30 21 5 Somewhat similar to B. tulda but not as large and more hardy. It produces a large number of thick walled culms growing in a tight clump.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
BUDDHA'S BELLY 55.00 2.30 21 5 It becomes a dwarf with swollen internodes when grown in pots under dry conditions. In the ground it reverts to a giant with zigzag culms and branches. Bambusa tuldoides 'ventricosa' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
ventricosa
'Kimmei'
  55.00 2.30 21 5 As the species, but with yellow culms striped with green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Vittata'
PAINTED BAMBOO 50.00 4.00 30 5 Similar to the species, golden yellow culms with green vertical stripes that look like drip marks. A very popular ornamental. Potted culm cuttings do not always survive.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin Striata'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 Dwarf with short and swollen lower internodes, light green culms striped with dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Bambusa
vulgaris
'Wamin'
  16.00 3.00 30 5 A dwarf form with short and swollen lower green internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
BergbambosA genus of one species from southern Africa, inflorescences similar to Thamnocalamus and branching as Fargesia
Bergbambos
tessellata
BERGBAMBOES 16.00 0.80 0 4 Bergbamboes' of S. Africa. Clumps tight to loose, sun-tolerant, leaves randomly arranged, leaf sheaths persistent. Thamnocalamus tessellatus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
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
Borinda
papyrifera
  25.00 2.00 15 3 New culms are powdery blue-white aging to yellow, with prominent fine vertical grooves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ChimonobambusaA group of medium-sized clumping bamboos from Yunnan, China with culms bearing thorny basal nodes. Similar to Chimonobambusa but clumping and less hardy, from 1400 to only only 2000 meters in subtropical mountainous regions. Shoots are very good eating an
Chimonobambusa
marmorea
MARBLED BAMBOO 6.00 0.50 15 3 New shoots and culm leaves are marbled with cream and purple. The almost solid culms turn dark purple.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
marmorea
'Variegata'
  6.00 0.50 16 3 Same, except the leaves have narrow white stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
quadrangularis
SQUARE BAMBOO 25.00 1.50 15 4 Prominent nodes. Culms are square in cross section with rounded corners, especially on large mature plants.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
Chimonobambusa
tumidissinoda
Walking stick 20.00 1.30 10 4 A rare Chinese bamboo noted for its inflated culm nodes. Used for walking sticks in Sichuan, and highly prized for dried shoots. Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
ChimonocalamusA group of medium-sized clumping bamboos from Yunnan, China with culms bearing thorny basal nodes. Similar to Chimonobambusa but clumping and less hardy, from 1400 to only only 2000 meters in subtropical mountainous regions. Shoots are very good eating.
Chimonocalamus
pallens
  26.00 1.20 U 5 Erect culms, woody with root thorns at internode. Culm sheaths have green and purple striping.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
ChusqueaA genus of C & S American bamboos that contains 134 described species, and possibly another 70 yet to be described. They are mostly clumping mountain bamboos, but some are runners. The solid culms usually bear one dominant branch and numerous branchlets.
Chusquea
circinata
  22.00 1.00 25 4 Dark arching culms, whorls of small leaves, comes from central and southern Mexico. Clumping. previously misidentified as Arthrostylidium. Arthrostylidium sp. (hort.) Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
coronalis
  23.00 0.80 30 4 A clumping bamboo with numerous tiny leaves on branchlets that completely encircle the culms. Possibly the most beautiful bamboo in cultivation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
cumingii
  10.00 0.80 10 5 Native to semiarid central Chile. Coastal range on exposed slopes. Sometimes clambering. Numerous tiny stiff, very sharp leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
foliosa
  20.00 1.50 24 3 Long thin drooping leaves, golden culms with green nodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
glauca
  10.00 0.50 20 3 Probably the largest-leaved Chuquea. Vining habit but stays upright without support. Seeds came from plants collected in Mexico at 6000' elevation.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
mimosa
ssp. Australis
  15.00 1.00 20 3 From southern Brazil. Small leaves, on stiff burgundy-red culms.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
pittieri
  25.00 2.00 24 5 The culms grow up, then arch over and hang down or climb on trees. Thorny nodes, especially near base. One of the largest of the genus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
sulcata
  15.00 0.80 32 4 A clumper. Culms erect, become golden yellow with age and light. Fine leaves, many branches per node. Southern Mexico to Costa Rica.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
tomentosa
  25.00 1.50 24 3 A large, tall, vining plant with very long dark green leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Chusquea
virgata
  25.00 0.80 U U From Costa Rica. Culms mottled with purple, erect at the base and arching, nodes swollen.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
DendrocalamusGiant tropical clumping bamboos similar to Bambusa, often with bigger branches and leaves, and hairier culms.
Dendrocalamus
asper
  100.00 8.00 32 5 An impressive ornamental growing rapidly under favorable conditions. Shoots are large, of the highest quality for food. Thai and Indonesia clones differ.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
asper
'Betung Hitam'
  100.00 8.00 32 5 A black cultivar of D. asper. Rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
brandisii
  100.00 8.00 32 5 Thick walled culms; similar to D. giganteus. Shoots of high quality, edible raw.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
  100.00 12.00 25 5 From Burma, perhaps the largest bamboo in the world. Leaves can be up to 20 inches long and 4 inches wide.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
giganteus
(Quail Clone)
  100.00 12.00 25 5 Propagated from the large specimen at Quail Botanical Gardens in California.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
hamiltonii
  80.00 7.00 27 5 Native from the Himalayas to Laos, with pendulous pruinose culms, leaves up to 15 inches long.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
jianshuiensis
  55.00 5.00 25 5 Similar to D. hamiltonii, but from China, with fimbriate culm sheath ligule.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
latiflorus
'Mei-nung'
  65.00 8.00 25 5 Similar, but with light green culms striped with dark green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
membranaceus
  70.00 4.00 28 5 A strong growing bamboo with very straight culms forming loose clumps. Looks like Bambusa but DNA now suggesting Dendrocalamus was the correct genus. Bambusa membranacea Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
minor
  25.00 2.00 U 5 Culm top bending and drooping. Culm annulus and sheath annulus near the culm base have a yellowish brown ring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
minor
'Amoenus'
  25.00 2.00 25 5 Culms pale yellow with green stripes, smaller than the species.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
strictus
MALE BAMBOO 60.00 5.00 30 5 Common bamboo of India, used mainly for pulp. Culms not very straight, often small and usually solid. Flowers frequently. Most internet seed is from this, marketed as anything pretty.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Dendrocalamus
yunnanicus
  80.00 7.00 U 5 From southeast Yunnan and from Vietnam. Pale green. Used for shoots, construction, pipes, rafts.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
DrepanostachyumSmall to medium size clumping, bamboos, elegant leaves. Smaller than Himalayacalamus Culm sheaths hairy inside at top. Branches many and all equal, while Himalayacalamus species also have a dominant central branch.
Drepanostachyum
falcatum
var. sengteeanum
  30.00 1.10 20 3 Bright green culms, small, papery thin leaves. Hardiest Drepanostachyum. Was sold in the US as D. falconeri. D.falconeri, A. falconeri, H. falconeri var glomeratum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Drepanostachyum
khasianum
  12.00 0.50 28 3 The new culms are dark green covered with white powder which gives them a bluish look. Several species have been grown under this name. Identity of the US clone is uncertain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
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
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
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
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
albociliata
  30.00 2.00 30 4 Tight clump. It has long (up to an inch) culm leaf ligules, narrow leaves. Light gray-green culms, white stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
atroviolacea
TROPICAL BLACK 50.00 3.50 25 5 Matte culms in tight clumps green through dark brown/black with narrow green stripes. Reflexed culm sheath blades on hairy shoots. From Java and Sumatra.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
hasskarliana
  30.00 2.50 28 5 Native to west Java; dense clumps planted as hedges and used to weave baskets.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
levis
  45.00 5.00 28 5 Young culm densely covered with brown or white tomentum, turning whitish gray when full grown. Edible shoots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
maxima
  45.00 4.00 28 5 Variegated culms with cream-colored stripes. The exact ID of plants that have been sold in the past under this name is not clear; also see G. pseudoarundinacea.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Gigantochloa
pseudoarundinacea
  100.00 5.00 28 5 Formerly included in G. verticillata complex. The culms when young are light green, with thin yellow stripes. Gigantochloa verticillata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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
HimalayacalamusClump-forming mountain bamboos from the Himalayas with attractive culms and lush foliage.
Himalayacalamus
falconeri
  30.00 1.30 15 3 US clone is from Damarapa with no stripes. Also see Drepanostachyum sengteeanum. Drepanostachyum sengteeanum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Himalayacalamus
falconeri
'Damarapa'
CANDY-STRIPE BAMBOO 20.00 2.00 15 2 Beautiful cultivar with masses of leaves on long, slender branchlets. Culms green, striped with yellow or lavender-pink. Formerly misidentified, and Drepanostachyum hookerianum. Species stil uncertain. Drepanostachyum hookerianum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Himalayacalamus
hookerianus
BLUE BAMBOO 20.00 0.80 20 2 Light blue culms become blue-purple in first winter. Formaly sold as Drepanostachyum falcatum. Named seedling clones have not maintained differences when mature. Drepanostachyum falcatum Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Himalayacalamus
planatus
  20.00 0.50 15 3 From C Nepal. As H. falconeri but with rougher culm sheaths. Split from H. asper. Previously Neomicrocalamus microphyllus. H. asper Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Himalayacalamus
porcatus
  20.00 1.00 20 3 From Nepal. Grows above 2000 meters. Tight clumper, finely ridged internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
IndocalamusSmall, running bamboos from China with large, broad leaves; similar to Sasa but with non-prominent culm nodes.
Indocalamus
tessellatus
Big Leaf 7.00 0.50 -10 4 Usually less than 4 feet tall, it can reach 10ft and has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, up to 26 inches by 5 inches. Adapts easily to growing in pots. Does well in shade or sun.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Runner
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
Runner
OtateaGenus of American clumping bamboos with 3 known species. From central Mexico to Central America.
Otatea
acuminata
'Michoacan'
  15.00 1.00 28 5 Coarser, with burgundy culm tips, darker culms, more persistant culms sheath and a stiffer look to the leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Otatea
acuminata
ssp. Acuminata
  15.00 0.70 28 5 Smaller and more delicate looking then aztecorum, it comes from the hot, humid lowlands of eastern Mexico.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Otatea
acuminata
ssp. Aztecorum
MEXICAN WEEPING 20.00 1.50 22 4 The long narrow leaves are produced in such abundance that they almost completely obscure the culms. Clumps open with culms spaced up to 1 or 2 feet.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Otatea
acuminata
ssp. aztecorum 'Dwarf'
DWARF MEXICAN WEEPING 4.00 0.70 22 4 A dwarf form of the above. Looks like a basketball.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
Otatea
glauca
'Mayan Silver'
  20.00 1.50 22 4 Previously known as O. acuminata 'Mayan Silver'. From Chiapas, Mexico, with hollow culms covered in silver-white waxy powder. Leaves weeping and narrow. Otatea acuminata 'Mayan Silver' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
Clumper
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
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Phyllostachys
atrovaginata
INCENSE BAMBOO 35.00 2.80 -5 5 The shoots are among those having the least bite when raw. These plants were formerly listed as P. congesta. Phyllostachys congesta Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
GOLDEN, FISHPOLE BAMBOO 27.00 1.80 5 5 The most commonly cultivated bamboo in the U.S., easily identified by one to several short internodes at the base of some of its culms. It is most invasive in areas with warm summers. Culm may grow to 3 inches diameter in favorable conditions.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Flavescens-inversa'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The green culms have a pale yellow groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Holochrysa'
GOLDEN GOLDEN 27.00 1.80 5 5 Unlike the typical form whose culms stay green until old, these culms soon turn yellow, then golden orange.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Koi'
  27.00 1.80 5 5 The culms turn from green to yellow after the first 6 months, but the culm grooves remain green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aurea
'Takemurai'
  35.00 3.00 5 5 It lacks the short internodes of the typical form.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
Yellow Groove 45.00 2.20 -5 5 The culms are more slender and delicate than golden bamboo; young culms are green with a yellow groove. Culm internodes distinctly rough to the touch when young, and an occasional culm has a zigzag kink.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Alata'
  30.00 2.00 -5 5 Similar to the above, but with a green groove. Culms grow larger and are often markedly zigzag. Probably synonymous with P. aureosulcata 'Pekinensis'.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Aureocaulis'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Culms are entirely yellow except for a few vertical green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin Inversa'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 Yellow culms with fine green striping, no grooves other than the sulcus. It has a beautiful orange/crimson highlight for a while in the spring when grown in full sun   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Harbin'
  26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with multiple green grooves running the length of each internode; rare.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
aureosulcata
'Spectabilis'
Green groove 26.00 1.50 -5 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove, just opposite of the typical form. Smaller in hottest areas.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
GIANT JAPANESE TIMBER, MADAKE 72.00 6.00 5 5 The most utilized bamboo in Japan where it is valued for its large straight thick-walled culms. Flowered extensively in the 1970’s and many plants died. Most plants have regained their vegetative vigor.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Allgold'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 The culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon Inversa'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 This is the complement of the above; culms are green with yellow grooves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Castillon'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Golden yellow culms with green grooves and stripes. An occasional leaf is striped in cream. It died due to flowering, and a new clone with less leaf variegation, sometimes called 'McClure's Castillon', has been introduced.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Marliac'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 A form with wrinkled culms due to numerous longitudinal grooves running the length of each internode on all sides of the culm. A rare ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Richard Haubrich'
  35.00 2.00 5 5 Sport from base of 'Castillonis' with dramatic green stripes on white leaves, slow grower. Bamboo 23: 7. 2002   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bambusoides
'Slender Crookstem'
  48.00 3.00 0 5 Smaller than regular P. bambusoides with culms that often show a marked zigzag of lower internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
  40.00 2.00 -10 5 A vigorously growing species whose culms are somewhat darker green than 'golden bamboo'. It is one of the first species of the genus to shoot in the spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
bissetii
'Dwarf'
  18.00 1.00 -10 5 Differs by being smaller, and having whitish patches on the culms; hardier, perhaps.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
dulcis
Sweetshoot bamboo 40.00 3.20 0 5 Arching culms. Named because its shoots are particularly free of any acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
edulis
MOSO 75.00 7.00 5 5 Largest of the hardy bamboos. Young culms are covered with a velvety coat of soft hairs. The most used bamboo in China, used for food , timber, paper, plywood, and flooring. Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
heteroclada
'Purpurata'
  18.00 0.80 5 5 The slender, zigzag culms often bend to the ground under the weight of rain or in a strong wind. Air channels in rhizomes permit growth in wet locations. Phyllostachys purpurata Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
humilis
  20.00 1.00 3 5 One of the smallest members of the genus, it is widely cultivated in Japan. Culms darken with age.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
makinoi
  60.00 3.00 0 5 Whitish green culms are covered with a bluish powder.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
mannii
'Decora'
  30.00 1.80 -5 5 From the Yangtze valley and adjacent areas of China. In China, it is called the Beautiful Bamboo. One of the best performers under stress of desert heat, cold, and drought in Nevada. Now considered to be conspecific with P. mannii 'mannii'. Phyllostachys decora Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
mannii
'Mannii'
MANNII 25.00 2.00 0 5 First identified in northern India, but extends in range to southern China. Shoots in April; slightly astringent. Culms tough, durable, easy to split.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
meyeri
  33.00 2.00 0 5 Similar in appearance to P. aurea but without the short internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nidularia
  33.00 1.50 5 5 Distinctive, very prominent culm nodes. The shoots are exceptionally free of acrid taste.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
Black bamboo 30.00 2.00 5 5 Culms turn jet black after the first 6 months to one year. Popular because of its graceful habit and the sharp accent of its culm color. Said to grow larger in northern climates. It is not clear whether there is significant difference between some of the cultivars   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Bory'
Snakeskin 50.00 3.00 0 5 Differs from P. nigra by growing larger. Culms blotched with black, never completely black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Daikokuchiku'
  57.00 3.30 5 5 A clone from California, claimed to be larger than the species, with culms supposedly turning black more rapidly than other clones.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Hale'
  20.00 1.50 0 4 Similar to the type, but smaller and hardier. Culms turn black almost immediately.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Henon'
  65.00 3.50 0 5 Culms totally green, usually much larger than Black bamboo.Distinctive culms are rough to the touch and whitish green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Megurochiku'
  54.00 3.50 3 5 Green, similar to 'Henon' but the culm grooves are brown or purplish-black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Othello'
  20.00 2.00 5 5 Culms very black, tightly packed together in clumps, turn early from green to black.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Punctata'
  60.00 4.00 5 5 A large form. Culms are spotted in the first year, purplish in the second, and black the third.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nigra
'Shimadake'
  54.00 3.50 0 5 Similar to Henon but with occasional brown vertical stripes on the culm after the first year.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
nuda
  34.00 1.80 -10 5 Reputed to be the hardiest species of the genus. New culms are dark green and powdery.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
parvifolia
  40.00 4.00 0 5 Small leaves make this a shining star. Culms have powdered rings under nodes, like P. nuda. From a distance resembles P. nigra 'Henon', but the culms are comparatively thicker and the leaves are smaller.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
platyglossa
  26.00 1.50 0 5 Mature culms have long internodes. Grown for its shoots in China. Timber inferior.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
praecox
  33.00 2.00 5 5 Young culms dark green, purplish nodes. Grown for its shoots in China.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
viridis
'Robert Young'
  40.00 3.00 5 5 The culms and branches soon turn from sulfur green to old gold. Longitudinal green stripes of variable width mark many internodes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
Vivax 70.00 5.00 5 5 Resembles P. bambusoides except that the culms have thinner walls and a white powdery band beneath each node at sheath-fall. Gray-green when mature.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Aureocaulis'
  70.00 5.00 5 5 The culms turn yellow with a few narrow green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu Inversa'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 The culms are yellow with a green groove.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Phyllostachys
vivax
'Huangwenzhu'
  70.00 5.00 0 5 Internodes green with yellow groove. From Henon. More frost resistant than the type.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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PleioblastusGenus of small and medium size running bamboos with persistent culm leaves. Most are native to Japan, were formerly classified in Arundinaria.
Pleioblastus
akebono
  2.00 0.30 10 3 The small leaves, no more than 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide, are often green shading to white to the tips.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
argenteostriatus
  3.00 0.30 10 2 The green leaves, which are more or less striped with white or yellow, are hairless on both surfaces.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Angustifolia'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Distinguished from the species by very narrow leaves, 1/4” x 5”.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Kimmei'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves and culms have yellow stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Murakamiansus'
  10.00 0.80 10 3 Leaves are highly variegated with white stripes; some are totally white. On average 25% of the leaf is green.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
chino
'Vaginatus Variegatus'
  6.00 0.50 10 3 Differs from the type by its smaller, narrower, white striped leaves, which are hairless on both surfaces. The rhizomes run deep in the ground.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
DWARF FERN LEAF 2.00 0.20 0 3 Branchlets bear tiny, two ranked leaves which are often only 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. A good ground cover or container plant.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
distichus
'Mini'
  1.00 0.20 0 3 Like the species, but only 8-12” high.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
fortunei
Dwarf Whitestripe 4.00 0.20 10 3 Dwarf variegated bamboo. Leaves keep their white stripes through the year, softly hairy on the lower surface. Aka P. variegatus. Pleioblastus variegatus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
hindsii
  15.00 1.00 0 4 Similar to P. gramineus, but with wider, more erect leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
humilis
  7.00 0.30 0 3 An attractive dwarf with dark green leaves. An aggressive runner good for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
kongosanensis
  6.00 0.40 5 4 Dark green leaves.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
linearis
'Nana'
  4.00 0.50 10 5 Shorter, with narrower leaves.   Sources
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Pleioblastus
pygmaeus
  2.00 0.10 0 3 Similar to Pl. distichus except that the leaves are hairy below. Other small bamboos are often sold under this name.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
shibuyanus
'Tsuboi'
UEDA-ZASA 9.00 0.30 -5 3 A vigorous growing dwarf with rather small, white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
Dwarf Green Stripe 3.00 0.30 0 2 The new leaves in spring are golden-yellow with green stripes, about 7 by 1.5 inch, densely hairy on the lower surface. Old culms should be mowed in winter making way for brilliant new growth in spring.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pleioblastus
viridistriatus
'Chrysophyllus'
  3.00 0.30 0 2 Same as Pl. viridistriatus, except that the leaves are yellow with only very faint green stripes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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PseudosasaSmall to medium size running bamboos which usually have only one branch at a node.
Pseudosasa
japonica
Arrow Bamboo 18.00 0.80 5 3 Erect culms with large broad leaves, up to a foot long by 1.5 inches wide. Less invasive than most other runners. It does well in tubs and pots. The culms were used in ancient japan to make arrows.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Pseudosasa
japonica
'Tsutsumiana'
Green Onion 18.00 0.80 5 3 Similar to the species except that the culm internodes tend to be swollen in shape somewhat like that of a green onion.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaRunning species, dwarf or up to 6 feet tall, with at most one branch per node. The leaves are usually large.
Sasa
kurilensis
  10.00 0.80 0 2 One of the most widely distributed bamboos in Japan. Its native range extends to 50? north on Sakhalin Island, Russia.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
kurilensis
'Shimofuri'
  6.00 0.50 0 2 Same as species, except that the leaves are variegated with many fine white stripes. A very attractive ornamental.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
nagimontana
  2.00 0.20 -5 2 Large dark green leaves. From Mt. Nagi in Japan. Hairy culm sheathes.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
palmata
  7.00 0.50 5 2 The thick, leathery leaves are up to 15 inches long by 21/2 inches wide. It does well in pots, looks best when grown in the shade. Grows taller in cool climates.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
tsuboiana
  6.00 0.30 5 2 A Japanese bamboo with large, dark green, attractive leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasa
veitchii
KUMA-ZASA 5.00 0.30 5 2 In Winter dark green leaves have very broad white margins. This, along with large leaves on short plants gives a unique, striking appearance.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SasaellaSimilar to Sasa except that culms are more erect, leaves are smaller and the oral setae have bristles only near the base.
Sasaella
masamuneana
'Albostriata'
FUIRI-SHIIYAZASA 6.00 0.30 5 3 An attractive variegated bamboo with thick leaves striped in white or cream. Sasaella glabra 'Albostriata' Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Sasaella
ramosa
  6.00 0.30 0 4 Usually only about 3 feet tall, it is a rampant runner suitable for growing in pots or for erosion control.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SemiarundinariaMedium size running bamboos with nearly cylindrical culms and culm leaves that hang for some time attached at the middle of their base.
Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
NARIHIRA BAMBOO 30.00 1.50 0 5 Stately cultivar with very erect, straight culms and very short branches Culms eventually turn mottled purplish brown. Internodes narrowly grooved above the branches.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
fastuosa
'Viridis'
  35.00 1.50 0 5 Similar to the species except that the culms remain green, branches are a little longer, and growth is more vigorous.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
makinoi
MAKINOI 16.00 0.80 5 4 The culms soon turn reddish-brown. An attractive small bamboo suitable for growing in pots.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Semiarundinaria
yashadake
'Kimmei'
  25.00 1.50 5 5 The culms are yellow with green grooves; leaves are yellow striped.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ShibataeaA genus with very dense, short, zig-zagged angular culms with 3-5 branches per node, often clipped into balls.
Shibataea
kumasaca
  7.00 0.30 -5 3 Short, broad leaves on slender, nearly solid culms with prominent nodes and short slightly zigzag internodes. Prefers acid soil, shows extensive leaf burn if in alkaline environment.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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SinobambusaRunning bamboos similar to Semiarundinaria except that the culm leaves promptly fall off.
Sinobambusa
tootsik
'Albostriata'
  30.00 1.50 10 4 Similar to the type, but with yellowish white striped leaves.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ThamnocalamusClumping bamboos from the mountains of eastern Asia and Africa, similar to Fargesia.
Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
  18.00 0.80 U U From Nepal and Tibet. Culm nodes swollen, branching very strong, some clones with small leaves. No auricles. Fargesia crassinodus Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thamnocalamus
crassinodus
'Aristatus hort. US'
  12.00 0.50 10 3 US Plants grown as T. aristatus seem to be cultivars of T. crassinodus. T. aristatus is a synonym of T. spathiflorus.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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ThyrsostachysA genus of moderate size, tropical clumping bamboos with rather small leaves and persistent culm sheaths.
Thyrsostachys
oliveri
  40.00 3.00 25 5 Similar to T. siamensis, possibly larger. The plant at Quail Gardens has grown very rapidly.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Thyrsostachys
siamensis
MONASTERY BAMBOO 40.00 3.00 25 5 One of the most graceful bamboos known. Culm walls very thick, almost solid. Sheath persistent. In monasteries in Thailand.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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YushaniaA large group of spreading thornless frost-hardy bamboos from Taiwan, the Himalayas and Africa. Rhizomes pachymorph, often with long rootless necks, but also tillering, so forming spreading thickets.
Yushania
anceps
  12.00 0.50 10 3 One of the beautiful mountain bamboos from the Himalayas of India. Arundinaria anceps Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
anceps
'Pitt White'
  25.00 0.50 10 3 May grow taller than the species. Narrow leaves, weeping. A clone from Britain.   Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
boliana
  24.00 2.00 10 3 Pale blue culms, reaches large size quickly. From Sichuan, via Fuji Bamboo Gardens in Japan. Culms well spaced in warmer climates. Borinda boliana Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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Yushania
maling
  20.00 1.00 0 4 The most common spreading bamboo in E Nepal. Long solid rhizome necks. Rough internodes on new culms. Arundinaria maling Sources Photos from bambooweb.info
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