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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: Hickeliinae
Genus: Nastus
Species: N. ambrensis – N. aristatus – N. borbonicus – N. decaryanus – N. elongatus – N. emirnensis – N. humbertianus – N. lokohoensis – N. madagascariensis – N. manongarivensis – N. perrieri – N. tsaratananensis

Nastus Juss., Gen. Pl.: 34 (1789)
Type species: Nastus borbonicus J.F.Gmel., Syst. Nat. ed. 13[bis]: 580 (1791)


Stemmatospermum P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 144 (1812).


Jussieu, A.L. de 1789. Genera Plantarum 34.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Nastus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 29. Reference page. 2013. Nastus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 24 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Nastus. Published online. Accessed: 24 Nov. 2013.
Widjaja, E.A. & Wong, K.M. 2016. New combinations in Chloothamnus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae), a genus of Malesian bamboos formerly confused with Nastus. Sandakania 22(2016): 37-40. PDF Reference page.

Nastus is a genus of slender, erect, scrambling or climbing bamboos in the grass family.[2][3] It is native to Southeast Asia, Papuasia, and certain islands in the Indian Ocean (Madagascar and Réunion).[4]


Nastus ambrensis A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus aristatus A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus borbonicus J.F. Gmel. - Réunion
Nastus decaryanus A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus elatoides Widjaja - New Guinea
Nastus elatus Holttum - Papua New Guinea
Nastus elegantissimus (Hassk.) Holttum - Thailand, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra
Nastus elongatus A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus emirnensis (Baker) A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus glaucus Widjaja - New Guinea
Nastus holttumianus Bor - western New Guinea
Nastus hooglandii Holttum - Papua New Guinea
Nastus humbertianus A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus lokohoensis A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus longispicula Holttum - Papua New Guinea
Nastus madagascariensis A.Camus - Madagascar
Nastus manongarivensis A.Camus - Madagascar
Nastus obtusus Holttum - New Guinea
Nastus perrieri A. Camus - Madagascar
Nastus productus (Pilg.) Holttum - New Guinea
Nastus reholttumianus Soenarko - Sumba Island in Indonesia
Nastus rudimentifer Holttum - New Guinea
Nastus schlechteri (Pilg.) Holttum - New Guinea
Nastus schmutzii S. Dransf. - Flores Island in Indonesia
Nastus tsaratananensis A. Camus - Madagascar

formerly included[1]

see Arundinaria, Bambusa, Cathariostachys, Cenchrus, Chusquea, Dendrocalamus, Dinochloa, Gigantochloa, Guadua, Melocanna, and Thamnocalamus

N. arundinaceus - Bambusa bambos
N. baccifera - Melocanna baccifera
N. barbatus - Guadua tagoara
N. brunneus - Chusquea baculifera
N. capitatus - Cathariostachys capitata
N. carolinianus - Cenchrus spinifex
N. chusque - Chusquea scandens
N. guadua - Guadua angustifolia
N. latifolius - Guadua latifolia
N. macrospermus - Arundinaria gigantea
N. prolifer - Chusquea quila
N. quila - Chusquea quila
N. strictus - Dendrocalamus strictus
N. tessellatus - Thamnocalamus tessellatus
N. thouarsii - Bambusa vulgaris
N. tjankorreh - Dinochloa scandens
N. verticillatus - Gigantochloa verticillata
N. viviparus - Bambusa vulgaris


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de. 1789. Genera Plantarum 34 in Latin
Tropicos, Nastus Juss.
Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world: annotated nomenclature and literature of the species and the higher and lower taxa. Bamboos World 1–585
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