Bamboo Species & Source List

Since 1981 the American Bamboo Society (ABS) has compiled an annual Source List of bamboo plants and products. The List includes more than 490 kinds (species, subspecies, varieties, and cultivars) of bamboo available in the US and Canada, and many bamboo-related products.

The ABS produces the Source List as a public service. Here is a link to American Bamboo Society Source List No. 36. Paper copies are sent to all ABS members.  There has been a delay in publishing Source List No. 37 and it will be available in the near future.  Some of the vendors listed in Source List No. 36 may no longer be current.  To be included in the next Source List Publication you must become a member of the American Bamboo Society.

The vendor sources for plants, products, and services are complied bi-annually from information supplied by the vendors. We have tried to record all information accurately, but some error is inevitable and information may change during the life of the Source List. If you find errors, please report them to the Source List editors ( No guarantee is offered for the reliability of individual vendors, but if you feel that a listed vendor has not provided good service, you may report your concerns to the editors.

Sources listed are members of the American Bamboo Society – Join today!