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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: Thamnocalaminae
Genus: Thamnocalamus
Species: T. chigar – T . spathiflorus - - T. tessellatus – T. unispiculatus

Thamnocalamus Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 33, 157 (1868)
Type species: Thamnocalamus spathiflorus (Trin.) Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 34 (1868)


Munro, W. (1868) Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 26(1): 33, 157.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Thamnocalamus 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, Thamnocalamus. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24. 2013. Thamnocalamus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Thamnocalamus. Published online. Accessed: 24 Nov. 2013.

Thamnocalamus is a genus of clumping bamboo in the grass family.[3] These species are found from the Himalayas as well as Madagascar and Southern Africa.[4][5]

Thamnocalamus is closely related to Fargesia. The two genera are sometimes regarded as a single genus by some authors.[6]


Thamnocalamus chigar (Stapleton) Stapleton - Nepal
Thamnocalamus spathiflorus (Trin.) Munro - Tibet, Bhutan, India, Nepal
Thamnocalamus tessellatus (Nees) Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis - Madagascar, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Lesotho, Cape Province
Thamnocalamus unispiculatus T.P.Yi & J.Y.Shi - Tibet

formerly included[7]

see Chimonobambusa Drepanostachyum Fargesia Himalayacalamus Neomicrocalamus Pleioblastus Pseudosasa

Thamnocalamus collaris - Himalayacalamus collaris
Thamnocalamus cuspidatus - Fargesia cuspidata
Thamnocalamus denudatus - Fargesia denudata
Thamnocalamus dracocephalus - Fargesia dracocephala
Thamnocalamus falcatus - Drepanostachyum falcatum
Thamnocalamus falconeri - Himalayacalamus falconeri
Thamnocalamus hindsii - Pseudosasa hindsii
Thamnocalamus hindsii var. gramineus - Pleioblastus gramineus
Thamnocalamus murielae - Fargesia murielae
Thamnocalamus nitidus - Fargesia nitida
Thamnocalamus nitidus subsp. ciliatus - Fargesia qinlingensis
Thamnocalamus prainii - Neomicrocalamus prainii
Thamnocalamus quadrangularis - Chimonobambusa quadrangularis
Thamnocalamus ringala - Drepanostachyum falcatum
Thamnocalamus robustus - Fargesia robusta
Thamnocalamus sparsiflorus - Fargesia murielae
Thamnocalamus spathaceus - Fargesia spathacea
Thamnocalamus vaginatus - Pleioblastus argenteostriatus


lectotype designated by Bentham in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 3(2): 1208 (1883)
Tropicos, Thamnocalamus Munro
Munro, William. 1868. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 26(1): 33-35 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 73 筱竹属 xiao zhu shu Thamnocalamus Munro, Trans. Linn. Soc. London. 26: 33. 1868
Chao, C. & S. A. Renvoize. 1989. A revision of the species described under Arundinaria (Gramineae) in southeast Asia and Africa. Kew Bulletin 44(2): 349–367
Ohrnberger, D. 1999. The bamboos of the world: annotated nomenclature and literature of the species and the higher and lower taxa. Bamboos of the World 1–585
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Thamnocalamus

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