EPPO Global Database

Bambusa vulgaris(BAMVU)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BAMVU
  • Preferred name: Bambusa vulgaris
  • Authority: Schrader


Indochina, China. One of the most widely distributed and commercially useful bamboos, widely grown for building material, for paper and for its edible shoots. Introduced in Europe in the 18th century and in southern USA in the 19th,  and then in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malesia (Malaya, Java, Sulawesi, Moluccas, southeastern islands), tropical Africa (Mali to Zaïre), Madagascar, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, Brazil), New Guinea

Common names
Name Language
common bamboo English
feather bamboo English
golden bamboo English
gelber Bambus German
bambou roseau French
bambú cafia de indios Spanish
bambú común Spanish
bambú de India Spanish
mambua Spanish
bambù Italian
gele bamboes Dutch
bambu-crioulo Portuguese
bambu-verde Portuguese
bambu-vulgar Portuguese
bambu Swedish
бамбук обыкновенный Russian
бамбук тростниковый Russian
lóng tóu zhú Chinese
龙头竹 Chinese