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Oxytenanthera abyssinica


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Bambuseae
Subtribus: Bambusinae
Genus: Oxytenanthera
Species: O. abyssinica




  • Homotypic
    • Scirpobambus Kuntze in T.E.von Post & C.E.O.Kuntze, Lex. Gen. Phan. 1: 509 (1903), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Houzeaubambus Mattei, Boll. Soc. Ort. Mut. Soccor. Palermo 8(6): 84 (1910)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page

Vernacular names

English: African lowland bamboo
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