Thyrsostachys (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) in Thailand: taxonomy, lectotypification and natural distribution


  • Sarawood Sungkaew Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900.
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, 61 Phahonyothin Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Khoon Meng Wong Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board, 1 Cluny Road, 259569, Singapore
  • Atchara Teerawatananon Natural History Museum, National Science Museum, Technopolis, Pathum Thani, Thailand 12120.



Bamboo, Gramineae, lectotype, nomenclature, typification


A taxonomic account of the genus Thyrsostachys for Thailand, where its two recognized species, T. oliveri and T. siamensis, are among the most economically important and widely planted native bamboos, is provided. A second-step lectotypification of the name Thyrsostachys oliveri is proposed and information on the natural distribution of the genus is also included.


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Author Biography

Sarawood Sungkaew, Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900.

Sarawood Sungkaew is a permanent lecturer in the Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. His research field of interests are fores plant taxonomy and systematics, bamboos inparticular.


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How to Cite

Sungkaew, S., Suddee, S., Wong, K. M., & Teerawatananon, A. (2021). Thyrsostachys (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) in Thailand: taxonomy, lectotypification and natural distribution. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 49(1), 49–56.




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