EPPO Global Database

Phyllostachys reticulata(PLLBA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PLLBA
  • Preferred name: Phyllostachys reticulata
  • Authority: (Ruprecht) Koch


China (including Taiwan), Japan (introduced in ancient times). Widely grown as a timber bamboo (the most used species in Japan). One of the largest bamboos to be widely used as an ornamental.  It also has edible shoots. Introduced in Black Sea, Himalayas, Indochina, Korea, USA, South America (Ecuador, eastern Brazil), Australia (Queensland), New Zealand

The name P. bambusioides is widely used for this species.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Bambusa reticulata Ruprecht
Phyllostachys bambusoides Siebold & Zuccarini
Phyllostachys quilioi Rivière & C. Rivière

Common names
Name Language
giant Japanese bamboo English
Japanese timber bamboo English
bambou géant French
bambú gigante Spanish
bambu-gigante Portuguese
bengaleira Portuguese
cana-da-Índia Portuguese
madake Japanese
マダケ Japanese
филлостахис бамбуковидный Russian
филлостахис сетчатый Russian
японский мадакэ Russian
gölge bambusu Turkish
guì zhú Chinese
桂竹 Chinese