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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Bambuseae
Subtribus: Melocanninae
Genus: Cephalostachyum
Species: C. burmanicum – C. capitatum – C. chapelieri – C. chevalieri – C. flavescens – C. langbianense – C. latifolium – C. mannii – C. mindorense – C. pallidum – C. pergracile –C. perrieri – C. scandens – C. viguieri – C. virgatum

Cephalostachyum Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 138 (1868)
Type species: Cephalostachyum capitatum Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 139 (1868)


Munro, W. (1868) Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 26(1): 138.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Cephalostachyum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Cephalostachyum. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. 2013. Cephalostachyum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Cephalostachyum. Published online. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2013.
Cephalostachyum is a genus of Asian and Madagascan bamboo in the grass family.[3][2]

The plants are of small to medium size compared to most other bamboo. Their choice habitats are mountain to lowland forests.[4]


Cephalostachyum burmanicum - Myanmar
Cephalostachyum capitatum - Myanmar, Assam, Bhutan
Cephalostachyum chapelieri - Madagascar
Cephalostachyum flavescens - Myanmar, Andaman Islands
Cephalostachyum langbianense - Vietnam
Cephalostachyum latifolium - Yunnan, Myanmar, Assam, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim
Cephalostachyum mannii - Yunnan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan
Cephalostachyum mindorense - Philippines
Cephalostachyum pallidum - Yunnan, Myanmar, Assam, Tibet
Cephalostachyum pergracile - Yunnan, Myanmar, Assam, Laos, Bhutan
Cephalostachyum perrieri - Madagascar
Cephalostachyum scandens - Yunnan, Myanmar
Cephalostachyum viguieri - Madagascar
Cephalostachyum virgatum - Yunnan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam

formerly included[5]

see Bambusa Cathariostachys Dendrocalamus Kinabaluchloa Schizostachyum

Cephalostachyum chevalieri - Kinabaluchloa wrayi
Cephalostachyum chinense - Schizostachyum chinense
Cephalostachyum griffithii - Schizostachyum griffithii
Cephalostachyum madagascariense - Cathariostachys madagascariensis
Cephalostachyum malayense - Dendrocalamus pendulus
Cephalostachyum peclardii - Cathariostachys capitata
Cephalostachyum pingbianense - Schizostachyum pingbianense
Cephalostachyum sanguineum - Schizostachyum sanguineum
Cephalostachyum schizostachyoides - Bambusa schizostachyoides


Chinese maps show a Cephalostachyum Museum in Beijing. However, this appears to be a mistranslation; the museum is actually dedicated to the diabolo, a kind of yo-yo made of bamboo.[7]
See also

List of Poaceae genera


lectotype designated by McClure, Taxon 6(7): 201 (1957)
Tropicos, Cephalostachyum Munro
Munro, William. 1868. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 26(1): 138-141 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 54 空竹属 kong zhu shu Cephalostachyum Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London. 26: 138. 1868.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Cephalostachyum
Beijing's Diabolical Cephalostachyum Museum.

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