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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: Arundinarieae
Subtribus: Ampelocalaminae
Genus: Drepanostachyum
Species: D. ampullare – D. annulatum – D. falcatum – D. fractiflexum – D. intermedium – D. khasianum – D. kurzii – D. membranaceum – D. polystachyum – D. semiorbiculatum

Drepanostachyum Keng f., J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 15 (1983)

Type species: Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng f., J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 16. (1983)


Keng, P.C. 1983. Journal of Bamboo Research 2(1): 15.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Drepanostachyum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21. Reference page. 2013. Drepanostachyum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 21 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Drepanostachyum. Published online. Accessed: 21 Nov. 2013.

Vernacular names
中文: 镰序竹属

Drepanostachyum is an Asian genus of medium-sized mountain clumping bamboos in the grass family.[1][2] They are native to China, Indochina, and the Indian Subcontinent.[3]

The differences between this genus and Himalayacalamus are subtle: Drepanostachyum species have many equal branches while those of Himalayacalamus have one dominant branch.


Drepanostachyum ampullare
Drepanostachyum annulatum
Drepanostachyum exauritum
Drepanostachyum falcatum
Drepanostachyum fractiflexum
Drepanostachyum intermedium
Drepanostachyum khasianum
Drepanostachyum kurzii
Drepanostachyum membranaceum
Drepanostachyum naibunensoides
Drepanostachyum polystachyum
Drepanostachyum semiorbiculatum
Drepanostachyum stoloniforme

Formerly included[4]

several species now considered better suited to other genera: Ampelocalamus Dendrocalamus Fargesia Himalayacalamus

Tropicos, Drepanostachyum Keng f.
Keng, Pai Chieh. 1983. Journal of Bamboo Research 2(1): 15
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 97 镰序竹属 lian xu zhu shu Drepanostachyum P. C. Keng, J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 15. 1983.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Drepanostachyum

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