Bambusa multiplex

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Bambusa multiplex
Bambusa multiplex.JPG
at Kerala Forest Research Institute
Veluppadam, Kerala, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bambusa
B. multiplex
Binomial name
Bambusa multiplex
(Lour.) Raeusch. ex Schult.f.
  • Arundo multiplex Lour.
  • Arundarbor multiplex (Lour.) Kuntze
  • Bambusa multiplex var. normalis Sasaki
  • Leleba multiplex (Lour.) Nakai
  • Ludolfia glaucescens Willd.
  • Arundinaria glaucescens (Willd.) P.Beauv.
  • Bambusa nana Roxb.
  • Bambusa sterilis Kurz ex Miq.
  • Bambusa caesia Siebold & Zucc. ex Munro
  • Arundarbor aurea Kuntze
  • Arundarbor nana (Roxb.) Kuntze
  • Triglossum arundinaceum Gamble
  • Bambusa alphonse-karrii Mitford ex Satow
  • Bambusa glaucescens (Willd.) Merr.
  • Bambusa argentea Nehrl.
  • Bambusa dolichomerithalla Hayata
  • Bambusa liukiuensis Hayata
  • Bambusa shimadae Hayata
  • Leleba dolichomerithalla (Hayata) Nakai
  • Leleba floribunda (Buse) Nakai
  • Leleba liukiuensis (Hayata) Nakai
  • Leleba shimadae (Hayata) Nakai
  • Leleba amakusensis Nakai
  • Leleba elegans Koidz.
  • Bambusa strigosa T.H.Wen
  • Bambusa albifolia T.H.Wen & J.J.Hua
  • Bambusa pubivaginata W.T.Lin & Z.M.Wu

Bambusa multiplex is a species of bamboo native to China (provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and northern Indochina. It is also naturalized in Iraq, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, the Indian subcontinent, parts of South America, the West Indies, and the southeastern United States (Florida, Georgia, Alabama).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

B. multiplex forms a medium sized clump with slender culms (stems) and dense foliage. This bamboo is suitable for hedges and live fences since the stems and foliage form a dense growth that create an effective barrier. The height of the stems under ideal conditions is about 10 ft. Propagation is through rhizome offsets and rooted culm (stem) cuttings. Micro propagation too is feasible through axillary bud proliferation.


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 30, 孝顺竹 xiao shun zhu, Bambusa multiplex (Loureiro) Raeuschel ex Schultes & J. H. Schultes in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7(2): 1350. 1830.
  3. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map
  4. ^ Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  5. ^ Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  6. ^ Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
  7. ^ Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.