Taxon: Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees

Genus: Dendrocalamus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Subtribe: Bambusinae
Nomen number: 13530
Place of publication: Linnaea 9:476. 1834
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Oct-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Forest Ecol Mgmt 119:195. 1999)
  • Human food: cereal (fide L Edible Pl)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide L Edible Pl)
  • Materials: cane (used for rafters, baskets, sticks, etc. fide Dict Econ Pl)
  • Materials: fiber (for paperpulp fide Pl Res SEAs 7:93. 1995)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide L. G. Clark, pers. comm. 2011)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; India ; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangdong
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Northern America

    • United States
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba ; Puerto Rico


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