Sorting Melocalamus names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :




Melocalamus compactiflorus (Kurz) Benth. (OHRN,PROSEA)

SYNONYM(S) : Dinochloa compactiflora McClure (Bykov), Dinochloa compactiflora (Kurz) McClure (OHRN) , Melocalamus compactiflorus Benth. (Bykov,Wang), Melocalamus compactiflorus Benth. & Hook. (Hô) , Pseudostachyum compactiflorum Kurz (OHRN) , Pseudostachyum glomeriflorum Kurz, ined. (OHRN)

BENGALI : Lata bans, Lota bans.

BURMESE : Kale o (Karen), Nachin wa, Usawi (Kachin), Wa nwe, Wa nwe kok.

CHINESE : Li teng zhu (as Melocalamus), Mi hua teng zhu (as Dinochloa).

ENGLISH : Bangladesh scrambling bamboo, Climbing pear bamboo, Tight-flowered melocalamus, Tight-flowered scrambling bamboo.

FRENCH : Bambou tropical à fleur compressée.

HINDI : Sairil.

RUSSIAN : Melocalamus skuchennotsvetkobyi, Dinokhloa plotnotsvetkovaya.

THAI : Lai mong, Mai lai mong, Phai hang chang, Mai hang chang.


Melocalamus elevatissimus C.J. Hsueh & C.M. Hui

ENGLISH : Tibetan scrambling bamboo.

FRENCH : Melocalamus grimpant du Tibet.

Melocalamus fimbriatus C.J. Hsueh & C.M. Hui

FRENCH : Melocalamus de Chine.

Melocalamus gracilis R.B. Majumdar (IPNI,OHRN)

ENGLISH : India slender bamboo.

FRENCH : Melocalamus fluet de l'Inde.

Melocalamus gracilis W.T. Lin (IPNI,OHRN) -> Melocalamus ningmingensis D. Ohrnberger

Melocalamus indicus R.B. Majumdar (OHRN)

FRENCH : Melocalamus de l'Inde.

Melocalamus maclellandii (Munro) H.B. Naithani (IPNI)

SYNONYM(S) : Bambusa maclellandii Munro (IPNI)


Possibly Dinochloa macclellandii (Munro) Kurz although D. Ohrnberger does not mention Melocalamus as a synonym, and the specific epithet of Bambusa is spelt with 2 "c".

Melocalamus mastersii (Munro) R.B. Majumdar (IPNI,OHRN)

SYNONYM(S) : Bambusa mastersii Munro, Dinochloa mastersii (Munro) Camus.

ASSAMESE : Benti bans.

ENGLISH : Assamese scrambling bamboo.


Melocalamus ningmingensis D. Ohrnberger (IPNI)

SYNONYM(S) : Melocalamus gracilis W.T. Lin (IPNI)

FRENCH : Melocalamus fluet de Chine.


Melocalamus scandens C.J. Hsueh & C.M. Hui (IPNI)

FRENCH : Melocalamus grimpant de Chine.

General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


Dransfield S. & Widjaja E. A. (Editors), 1995, Plant Resources of South-East Asia, N.7, Bamboos. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. p. 151.

EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Hô Pham-hoang, 1993, An Illustrated Flora of Vietnam, Vol. III, N° 2, Smilacaceae, Cyperaceae, Orchidaceae & Poaceae. Montreal .

I.P.N.I. 2001, International Plant Name Index - On Line Database. Query form : < >

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Schroeter A.I., Panasiuk V.A. & Bykov V.A. (Editor), 1999, Dictionary of Plant Names, Koeltz Scientific Books, Germany. (Chinese - traditional, Chinese - romanised, Russian, English, Latin).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.



Sometimes this "grass" is not considered as a "real bamboo".

Melocalamus maclellandii (Munro) H.B. Naithani (syn. : Bambusa maclellandii Munro) is possibly Dinochloa macclellandii (Munro) Kurz although D. Ohrnberger does not mention Melocalamus as a synonym, and the specific epithet of Bambusa is spelt with 2 "c" in Ohrnberger's nomenclature.




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