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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
Genus: Semiarundinaria
Species: S. densiflora – S. fastuosa – S. fortis – S. kagamiana – S. shapoensis – S. sinica – S. yashadake

Semiarundinaria Makino ex Nakai, J. Arnold Arbor. 6: 150 (1925)
Type species: Semiarundinaria fastuosa (Lat.-Marl. ex Mitford) Makino, J. Jap. Bot. 2: 8 (1918)


Brachystachyum Keng, Sunyatsenia 4: 151 (1940).


Nakai, T. (1925) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 6(3): 150.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Semiarundinaria in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Semiarundinaria. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24. 2013. Semiarundinaria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Semiarundinaria. Published online. Accessed: 24 Nov. 2013.

Semiarundinaria is a genus of East Asian bamboo in the grass family.[2][4]

Semiarundinaria is native to temperate and subtropical woodland in China and Japan. The plants are generally rhizomatous, tall and erect bamboos with cylindrical stems, producing tufts of lanceolate leaves at each node.[5]


Semiarundinaria densiflora - Anhui, Guangdong, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang
Semiarundinaria fastuosa - Honshu; cultivated in China
Semiarundinaria fortis - Kyushu
Semiarundinaria kagamiana - Honshu
Semiarundinaria shapoensis - Hainan
Semiarundinaria sinica - Jiangsu, Zhejiang
Semiarundinaria yashadake - Japan

Formerly included[3]

see Acidosasa Chimonocalamus Fargesia Oligostachyum × Phyllosasa Sasaella Sinobambusa Yushania

Semiarundinaria bicorniculata - Chimonocalamus pallens
Semiarundinaria elegantissima - Sasaella hidaensis
Semiarundinaria farinosa - Sinobambusa farinosa
Semiarundinaria gracilipes - Oligostachyum gracilipes
Semiarundinaria henryi - Sinobambusa henryi
Semiarundinaria lima - Oligostachyum nuspiculum
Semiarundinaria lubrica - Oligostachyum lubricum
Semiarundinaria nitida - Fargesia nitida
Semiarundinaria nuspicula - Oligostachyum nuspiculum
Semiarundinaria okuboi - Sinobambusa tootsik
Semiarundinaria pantlingii - Yushania pantlingii
Semiarundinaria pubens - Sinobambusa tootsik
Semiarundinaria sat - Sinobambusa sat
Semiarundinaria scabriflora - Oligostachyum scabriflorum
Semiarundinaria scopula - Oligostachyum scopulum
Semiarundinaria tenuifolia - Sinobambusa tootsik
Semiarundinaria tootsik - Sinobambusa tootsik
Semiarundinaria × tranquillans - × Phyllosasa tranquillans
Semiarundinaria venusta - Acidosasa venusta


lectotype designated by McClure, Taxon 6(7): 208 (1957)
Tropicos, Semiarundinaria Nakai
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Nakai, Takenoshin. 1925. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 6(3): 150-151 in Latin
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 151 业平竹属 ye ping zhu shu Semiarundinaria Nakai, J. Arnold Arbor. 6: 150. 1925.

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