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Drepanostachyum is an Asian genus of medium-sized mountain clumping bamboos in the grass family. They are native to China, Indochina, and the Indian Subcontinent.

Drepanostachyum intermedium at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Arundinarieae
Subtribe: Arundinariinae
Genus: Drepanostachyum
Keng f.
Type species
Drepanostachyum falcatum
(Nees) Keng f.


The differences between this genus and Himalayacalamus are subtle: Drepanostachyum species have many equal branches while those of Himalayacalamus have one dominant branch.

  1. Drepanostachyum ampullare
  2. Drepanostachyum annulatum
  3. Drepanostachyum exauritum
  4. Drepanostachyum falcatum
  5. Drepanostachyum fractiflexum
  6. Drepanostachyum intermedium
  7. Drepanostachyum khasianum
  8. Drepanostachyum kurzii
  9. Drepanostachyum membranaceum
  10. Drepanostachyum naibunensoides
  11. Drepanostachyum polystachyum
  12. Drepanostachyum semiorbiculatum
  13. Drepanostachyum stoloniforme
Formerly included

several species now considered better suited to other genera: Ampelocalamus Dendrocalamus Fargesia Himalayacalamus