Sorting Drepanostachyum names

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



Drepanostachyum annulatum Stapleton (OHRN)

NEPALESE : Nigalo.

Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng f. (GRIN)

SYNONYM(S) : Arundinaria falcata Nees (GRIN) , Arundinaria falcata Nees var. typica Gamble (OHRN) , Bambusa falcata hort. ex Vilmorin (OHRN), Chimonobambusa falcata (Nees) Nakai (GRIN), Drepanostachyum falcatum hort. (ABS) , Drepanostachyum falcatum (Munro) P. C. Keng (OHRN) , Drepanostachyum falcatum (Munro) Keng f. (Masman, K.Shrestha) , Ludolfia falcata Nees von Esenbeck ex Royle (OHRN) , Sinarundinaria falcata (Nees) C. S. Chao & Renvoize (GRIN) , Sinarundinaria falcata (Thw.) Chao & Renv. (Hô)

ENGLISH : Blue bamboo, Himalayan bamboo, Nepalese blue bamboo.

NEPALESE : Diu nigalo, Go nigaalo (Go nigalo), Nigaalo tusaa (Nigalo tusa), Phurke ghaans (Purke ghans), Saano nigaalo (Sano nigalo).



Photograph at Mr Bamboo.


Considered by some authors as a synonym of D. hookerianum ( Himalayacalamus hookerianus (Munro) Stapleton ) but D. Ohrnberger calls this a misidentification. D. falcatum is the preferred name for one species, H. hookerianus (syn. D. hookerianum) is the preferred name for a different species.

Drepanostachyum hookerianum (Munro) P.C. Keng (OHRN) -> Himalayacalamus hookerianus (Munro) Stapleton (GRIN,OHRN)

Drepanostachyum intermedium (Munro) Keng f. (K.Shrestha)

SYNONYM(S) : Drepanostachyum intermedium (Munro) P. C. Keng (OHRN)

NEPALESE : Nigalo, Tite nigalo.


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


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)

Keshab Shrestha 1998, Dictionary of Nepalese Plant Names, Mandala Book point, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

Ohrnberger D. (Dieter), 1999, The Bamboos of the World, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Shor George (Editor), 2000, Species Source List, American Bamboo Society. < >.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: drepanostachyum (21 January 2001).

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).


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