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Bambusa oldhamii form.jpg
Bambusa oldhamii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Supertribe: Bambusodae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Bambusinae
Genus: Bambusa
Type species
Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss[1]

Arundarbor Kuntze
Bambos Retz.
Bambus J. F. Gmel.
Dendrocalamopsis (L.C.Chia & H.L.Fung) Q.H.Dai & X.L.Tao
Ischurochloa Büse
Leleba Nakai
Lingnania McClure
Tetragonocalamus Nakai

Bambusa is a large genus of about 130 species of clumping bamboos.[2] These species are usually giant ones, with numerous branches emerging from the nodes, and one or two much larger than the rest. The branches can be as long as 11 m (33 ft). They are found in tropical, subtropical areas of Asia, especially in the wet Tropics, in Western Africa as well as Southern Africa where they are non-indigenous and occur in managed bamboo plantations (see Bambusa balcooa).

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  1. ^ "Genus: Bambusa Schreb.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bambusa". The Plant List, RBG Kew. Retrieved 24 January 2012.