Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng f., J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 16 1983. (Syn: Arundinaria falcata Nees; Arundinaria falcata var. glomerata Gamble; Arundinaria gracilis (Rivière & C.Rivière) Blanch.; Arundinaria interrupta Trin.; Arundinaria utilis Cleghorn; Bambusa falcata (Nees) E.Vilm. [Invalid]; Bambusa gracilis Rivière & C.Rivière; Chimonobambusa falcata (Nees) Nakai; Drepanostachyum falcatum var. glomeratum (Gamble) Pandey ex D.N.Tewari; Drepanostachyum falcatum var. sengteeanum Stapleton; Drepanostachyum gracile (Blanch.) S.Kumar; Fargesia falcata (Nees) T.P.Yi; Ludolfia falcata (Nees) Nees ex Munro; Pleioblastus falcatus (Nees) T.Q.Nguyen; Sinarundinaria falcata (Nees) C.S.Chao & Renvoize; Thamnocalamus falcatus (Nees) D.C.McClint. [Invalid]; Thamnocalamus ringala Falc. ex Munro [Invalid]);
W. & Central Himalaya to Indo-China: Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central as per POWO;
Common name: Himalayan Weeping Bamboo • Nepali: Sano nigalo, Diu nigalo


Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng f. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 10 January 2017
Nepali name : सानो निगालो  Saano Nigaalo


please have look at the attached images. It seems Drepanostachymum falcatum for me.
Captured at Goundar UK.

Yes it is Drepanostachyum falcatum – swollen nodes and ring below the node and greenish (glaucous in young) stems are the main characters to distinguish from other montane bamboos. It may flower anytime as the flowering cycle of 20-25 years is already due.

Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng f.:

Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 18 July 2022
Altitude: 2300m.
Habitat : Wild

This is labeled !



Bambusa heterostachya SN DEC 23 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Cultivated bamboo hedge in a village near Siddapur, Karnataka., kindly confirm the ID

Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng f.




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