Dendrocalamus strictus

Dendrocalamus strictus

Dendrocalamus spp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Supertribe: Bambusodae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Bambusinae
Genus: Dendrocalamus

Dendrocalamus is a tropical genus of giant clumping bamboo, which are similar to the genus Bambusa. With about 29 species, this genus is found from the China throughout Southeast Asia. Dendrocalamus giganteus is one of the tallest of bamboos, capable of reaching heights up to 46 m.[1][2]


  • D. asper
  • D. bogar
  • D. brandisii
  • D. giganteus
  • D. grandis
  • D. hamiltonii
  • D. latiflorus Munro - Taiwanese giant bamboo (Chinese: 麻竹; pinyin: mázhú; Wade–Giles: ma-chu); source of food product known generally in Japan as menma (メンマ, 麺麻、麺碼?) used foremost as ramen condiment, and in China known variously as "shredded bamboo shoots" (Chinese: 筍絲; pinyin: sǔnsī; Wade–Giles: sun-ssu) etc., depending on the processed product.
  • D. jianshuiensis
  • D. minor
  • D. sikkimensis
  • D. strictus - phai sang (Thai: ไผ่ซาง) — Male Bamboo, Calcutta Bamboo
  • D. xishuangbannaensis
  • D. yunnanica


The following taxa have been brought into synonymy with Dendrocalamus:

  • Klemachloa R.Parker
  • Oreobambos K.Schum. - a monotypic genus, sometimes also stands alone
  • Oxynanthera
  • Sinocalamus McClure