EPPO Global Database

Dendrocalamus asper(DDCAS)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DDCAS
  • Preferred name: Dendrocalamus asper
  • Authority: (Schultes) Heyne


Bangladesh, Indochina, China (including Taiwan), Malesia, New Guinea. Widely cultivated as a building material and also for bamboo shoots. Grown as an ornamental especially in a "black" form, hence the names. Introduced in Sri Lanka, South America (northwest, eastern Brazil)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dendrocalamus flagellifer Munro

Common names
Name Language
black asper bamboo English
giant bolo English
giant Burmese timber bamboo English
schwarzer Riesenbambus German
bambou géant noir French
bambú negro Spanish
bambù nero Italian
bambu-gigante Portuguese
bambu-gigante-negro Portuguese
черный шершавый бамбук Russian
buluh betong Malay
mǎ lái tián lóng zhú Chinese
马来甜龙竹 Chinese