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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Supertribe: Bambusodae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Arundinariinae
Genus: Drepanostachyum
Keng f.
Type species
Drepanostachyum falcatum [1]
(Nees) Keng f.

Drepanostachyum is an Asian genus of medium-sized mountain clumping bamboos in the grass family.[1][2] They are native to China, Indochina, and the Indian Subcontinent.[3]


The differences between this genus and Himalayacalamus are subtle: Drepanostachyum species have many equal branches while those of Himalayacalamus have one dominant branch.

formerly included[4]

several species now considered better suited to other genera: Ampelocalamus Dendrocalamus Fargesia Himalayacalamus