Bambusa ventricosa

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Buddha's-belly bamboo
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bambusa
Species: B. ventricosa
Binomial name
Bambusa ventricosa

Bambusa ventricosa is a species of bamboo which is native to Vietnam and to Guangdong province in southern China.[1][2] The species is widely cultivated in subtropical regions around the world for the bulbous and ornamental culms. The species is used in bonsai.

Common names include Buddha bamboo and Buddha's-belly bamboo.[3]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 17, 佛肚竹 fo du zhu, Bambusa ventricosa McClure, Lingnan Sci. J. 17: 57. 1938.
  3. ^ "Taxon: Bambusa ventricosa McClure". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2013-05-20.