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Taxon: Bambusa multiplex (Lour.) Raeusch. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

Genus: Bambusa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Bambusoideae tribe: Bambuseae
Nomen number: 6391
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 7(2):1350. 1830
Name verified on: 23-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY). Alternate site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Chinese dwarf bamboo   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • Chinese-goddess bamboo   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • hedge bamboo   (Source: AH USDA 193:38. 1961) – English
  • Oriental hedge bamboo   (Source: AH USDA 193:38. 1961) – English
  • xiao shun zhu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • hōrai-chiku   (Source: Bamboo World ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support   (fide Pl Res SEAs 7:65. 1995)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Pl Res SEAs 7:65. 1995)
  • Materials: cane   (for umbrella handles and fishing poles fide Pl Res SEAs 7:65. 1995; Bamboo World)

Distributional range:

    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand

    China: China
    United States
    Western South America: Colombia
  • ALSO

  • probable origin s.e. Asia




Check other web resources for Bambusa multiplex (Lour.) Raeusch. ex Schult. & Schult. f.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

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