Guide to Bamboos in western cultivation
See also: Quick identification by photos Vegetative Key to Cultivated Genera
For cultivated bamboo of Europe, N America, and many other temperate or subtropical parts of the world, the species are being compiled into a guide that will have better descriptions verified from cultivated plants, and detailed illustrations (close-up photos) of the more important parts of the plant. The descriptions are being developed from a draft bamboo account originally written for the Flora of N America Grasses, with help from Mary Barkworth and Lynn Clark, supported by Utah State University. An abridged version, as published in FNA Vol 24 (10 species from Arundinaria, Bambusa, Phyllostachys and Pseudosasa) is online in the Grass Manual on the Web
A grant has been received in 2009 through the generosity of the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust to start to take this forward, and it is hoped that further support will be found in the future to continue to expand, verify, and improve the descriptions and illustrations so that they will eventually represent a substantial proportion of the bamboos in cultivation.