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Tibetan Princess Bamboo
Himalayacalamus asper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Supertribe: Bambusodae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Arundinariinae
Genus: Himalayacalamus
Type species
Himalayacalamus falconeri[1]
(Munro) Keng f.

Himalayacalamus is an Asiangenus of mountain clumping bamboo in the grass family.[1][2] Species members are found growing at lower altitudes of the Himalaya in Bhutan, Tibet, India, and Nepal.[3]

The genus is often confused with Drepanostachyum. Drepanostachyum, however, has many equal branches, Himalayacalamus species have one dominant branch.

  1. Himalayacalamus asper Stapleton - Nepal
  2. Himalayacalamus brevinodus Stapleton - Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Himalayacalamus collaris (T.P.Yi) Ohrnb. - Tibet, Nepal
  4. Himalayacalamus cupreus Stapleton - Nepal
  5. Himalayacalamus falconeri (Hook.f. ex Munro) Keng f. - Tibet, Bhutan, India, Nepal; naturalized on North Island in New Zealand
  6. Himalayacalamus fimbriatus Stapleton - Nepal
  7. Himalayacalamus hookerianus (Munro) Stapleton - Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam
  8. Himalayacalamus planatus Stapleton - Nepal
  9. Himalayacalamus porcatus Stapleton - Nepal