CEPHALOSTACHYUM are tall, shrubby or climbing bamboos with generally slender, stiff and thin-walled culms. From India, China, Madagascar, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Genus SpeciesMax HeightMax DiameterMinimum TemperatureComments/Description
C.pergracile30′2″32FCulms straight and erect, covered with white bristly hairs. Branches small and numerous,emerging from higher nodes. Used as a flavor-enhancing vessel for cooking rice.
C.virgatum40′2″?Thin walled, drooping. Manifold branching. Some plants introduced may actually be a B.multiplex.
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