Sorting Himalayacalamus names

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


Himalayacalamus asper Stapleton (Masman)

SYNONYM(S) : Neomicrocalamus microphyllus Hsueh & Yi (Masman) (INCORRECT SYNONYM)

ENGLISH : Tibetan princess bamboo.

NEPALESE : Gorey nigalo, Maalinge nigaalo (Malinge nigalo, Mali'nge nigalo).

Himalayacalamus brevinodus Stapleton (OHRN)

NEPALESE : Maalinge nigaalo (Malinge nigalo, Mali'nge nigalo).

Himalayacalamus cupreus Stapleton (OHRN)

NEPALESE : Maalinge nigaalo (Malinge nigalo, Mali'nge nigalo).

Himalayacalamus falconeri (Hook. f. ex Munro) Keng f. (GRIN)

SYNONYM(S) : Arundinaria falconeri (Hook. f. ex Munro) Benth. ex Gamble (GRIN), Thamnocalamus falconeri Hook. f. ex Munro (GRIN)

NEPALESE : Gorey nigalo, Maalinge nigaalo (Malinge nigalo, Mali'nge nigalo), Singhane, Thudi nigalo.

Himalayacalamus falconeri (Hook. f. ex Munro) Keng f. cv. 'Damarapa' (ABS)

ENGLISH : Candy cane bamboo, Striped Himalayan bamboo, Candy-stripe bamboo, Clump-forming bamboo 'Damarapa', Damarapa bamboo, Himalayan bamboo 'Damarapa', Green-striped red-culmed bamboo.


Photograph by Jed Doty at The Bamboo Garden Nursery (USA).

Himalayacalamus fimbriatus Stapleton (OHRN)

NEPALESE : Tite nigalo.

Himalayacalamus hookerianus (Munro) Stapleton (GRIN,OHRN)

SYNONYM(S) : Arundinaria hookeriana Munro (GRIN), Sinarundinaria hookeriana (Munro) C. S. Chao & Renvoize (GRIN), Drepanostachyum hookerianum (Munro) Keng f. (Masman) , Chimonobambusa hookeriana (Munro) Nakai (Masman)

ENGLISH : Blue-culmed Himalayan bamboo (summer coat), Himalayan blue bamboo, Indian striped bamboo, Red-culmed Himalayan bamboo (winter coat), Purple-culmed Himalayan bamboo (winter coat).

FRENCH : Bambou ornemental de l'Inde.

NEPALESE : Paryreng.


Photograph of blue culms.

Photograph of purple-red culms (after exposure to cold).


See note under Drepanostachyum falcatum record.

Himalayacalamus porcatus Stapleton (OHRN)

NEPALESE : Seto nigaalo (Seto 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)

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

Masman Wim, 1995, Bamboo Names & Synonyms. European Bamboo Society. < >.

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: (24 January 2001). (A number of languages, some romanised, Latin with authority names)

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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