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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: Thamnocalamus
Type species
Thamnocalamus spathiflorus [1][2]
(Trin.) Munro.
  • Arundinaria sect. Thamnocalamus (Munro) Hack.

Thamnocalamus is a genus of clumping bamboo in the grass family.[3] These species are found from the Himalayas as well as Madagascar and Southern Africa. [4][5]

Thamnocalamus is closely related to Fargesia. The two genera are sometimes regarded as a single genus by some authors.[6]

  1. Thamnocalamus chigar (Stapleton) Stapleton - Nepal
  2. Thamnocalamus spathiflorus (Trin.) Munro - Tibet, Bhutan, India, Nepal
  3. Thamnocalamus tessellatus (Nees) Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis - Madagascar, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Cape Province
  4. Thamnocalamus unispiculatus T.P.Yi & J.Y.Shi - Tibet
formerly included[7]

see Chimonobambusa Drepanostachyum Fargesia Himalayacalamus Neomicrocalamus Pleioblastus Pseudosasa


  1. ^ lectotype designated by Bentham in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 3(2): 1208 (1883)
  2. ^ a b Tropicos, Thamnocalamus Munro
  3. ^ Munro, William. 1868. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 26(1): 33-35 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
  4. ^ Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 73 筱竹属 xiao zhu shu Thamnocalamus Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London. 26: 33. 1868
  5. ^ Chao, C. & S. A. Renvoize. 1989. A revision of the species described under Arundinaria (Gramineae) in southeast Asia and Africa. Kew Bulletin 44(2): 349–367
  6. ^ Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world: annotated nomenclature and literature of the species and the higher and lower taxa. Bamboos of the World 1–585
  7. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  8. ^ The Plant List search for Thamnocalamus