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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: Arthrostylidiinae
Genus: Myriocladus
Type species
Myriocladus virgatus

Myriocladus is a South American genus of bamboo in the grass family.).[3] It is found in the sandstone tablelands of Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, and northern Brazil.[4][5]



  1. ^ lectotype designated by McClure, Taxon 6: 205 (1957)
  2. ^ Tropicos, Myriocladus Swallen
  3. ^ Swallen, Jason Richard. 1951. Fieldiana, Botany 28(1): 34
  4. ^ Filgueiras, T. S. & A. P. Santos-Gonçalves. 2004. A checklist of the basal grasses and bamboos in Brazil (Poaceae). Journal of the American Bamboo Society 18(1): 7–18.
  5. ^ Judziewicz, E. J. 1998. A revision of Myriocladus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae). Brittonia 50(4): 430–446.
  6. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  7. ^ The Plant List search for Myriocladus
  8. ^ Judziewicz, E. J. 2000. Myriocladus. In Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae): I. Subfamilies Anomochlooideae, Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Pharoideae. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 39: 76–78.