Do You Know How Many Bamboo Species Are In The World?

Bamboos Around The World

Bamboo is a group of woody perennial plants in the true grass family Poaceae. There are 91 genera and over 1,000 species, each with unique characteristics. The size of bamboo varies from small annuals to giant timber bamboo. The species can be divided into two groups: 1. sympodial or clumping and 2. monopodial or running species. Clumping bamboo grows from the soil in a slowly expanding tuft, while the running species send underground rhizomes to produce shoots several feet from the original “parent” plant.

We love bamboo and have planted several species on our property.

Sacred Bali – Schizostachyum  Brachycladum

Dwarf Buddha Belly – Bambusa Vulgaris Wamin

Phyllostachys Aurea - Golden Bamboo

Giant BambooDendrocalamus Giganteus

Phyllostachys Aurea - Golden Bamboo

Black Asperger’s – Dendrocalamus Asper “Hitam”

Phyllostachys Aurea - Golden Bamboo

Carla Hochti

Phyllostachys Aurea - Golden Bamboo

Here’s a list of some commonly known bamboo species, though there are many more species and varieties beyond what I can list here.

  1. Phyllostachys bambusoides – Japanese Timber Bamboo
  2. Phyllostachys Aurea – Golden Bamboo
  3. Bambusa multiplex – Hedge Bamboo
  4. Dendrocalamus Giganteus – Giant Bamboo
  5. Bambusa vulgaris – Common Bamboo
  6. Fargesia murielae – Umbrella Bamboo
  7. Chusquea culeou – Chilean Bamboo
  8. Chimonobambusa quadrangularis – Square Bamboo
  9. Semiarundinaria fastuosa – Narihira Bamboo
  10. Borinda papyrifera – Hardy Bamboo
  11. Thamnocalamus tessellatus – African Mountain Bamboo
  12. Oxytenanthera abyssinica – Ethiopian Bamboo
  13. Bambusa oldhamii – Oldham’s Bamboo
  14. Himalayacalamus hookerianus – Himalayan Blue Bamboo
  15. Indocalamus tessellatus – Tinwa Bamboo
  16. Bambusa tulda – Indian Timber Bamboo
  17. Chusquea gigantea – Guadua Bamboo
  18. Otatea acuminata – Mexican Weeping Bamboo
  19. Gigantochloa atroviolacea – Giant Black Bamboo
  20. Melocanna baccifera – Sweet Bamboo
  21. Bambusa textilis – Weaver’s Bamboo
  22. Phyllostachys vivax – Chinese Timber Bamboo
  23. Bambusa balcooa – Female Bamboo
  24. Dendrocalamus strictus – Solid Bamboo
  25. Gigantochloa apus – Giant Bamboo
  26. Bambusa chungii – Tropical Blue Bamboo
  27. Fargesia dracocephala – Dragon’s Head Bamboo
  28. Bambusa ventricosa – Buddha’s Belly Bamboo
  29. Dendrocalamus hamiltonii – Calcutta Bamboo
  30. Bambusa lako – Timor black bamboo

Please note that the growth habits, sizes, and uses of these bamboo species can vary widely. Additionally, there are many cultivars and hybrids within these species, each with its own unique features.

By Stella

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