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Bambusa pervariabilis viridistriata

Bambusa vulgaris Wamin

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Species - Dendrocalamus

DENDROCALAMUS is a giant tropical clumping bamboo similar to Bambusa.

Bamboo Name  Max. Height Max. Dia. Min. Temp. Comments / Description
D.asper 100' 8" 27F

An impressive ornamental growing rapidly under favorable conditions.  Shoots are large and of the highest quality for food. New shoots are a furry silver brown and velvet to the touch.

D.asper 'Betung Hitam' 100' 8" 27F

A rare black, highly ornamental variety of D.asper. Somewhat slower-growing than the standard D.asper. Culms are dark brown at the base and darken to black a few nodes upwards.

D.bogar 60' 4" 25F

From Bogar, Java. New shoots have a rough texture.

D.brandisii 100' 8" 26F

The thick-walled culm is similar to but smaller than D.asper. Somewhat open habit with branching starting midway up the culm.  Highest quality shoot producer in the U.S.,  edible raw.

D.giganteus 100' 12" 28F

A native of Burma. One of the largest bamboos in the world. Leaves can be up to 20 inches long and 4 inches wide.

D.giganteus variegatus 100' 12" 28F

Similar to above with variegated leaves.  The leaf variegation is random and appears on a small percentage of the leaves.

D.grandis 60' 4" 24F

Medium green culms with silky texture. Leaves feel almost plastic and are slightly glossy.

D.jianshuiensis 60' 4" 25F

Known in the US as the 'Laos seedlings'. Culm tops drooping, pruinose (white powder). Single main branches. Used for construction.

D.jianshuiensis variegatus 60' 4" 25F

Same as above with variegated leaves. Culm tops drooping. From Yunnan, used for construction.

D.latiflorus 65' 8" 25F

From southern China with large, dark green leaves up to 16 inches long and 4 inches wide.

D.latiflorus 'Mei Nung' 65' 8" 25F

Same as above with dark green stripes on the yellow green culm and a few yellow stripes on the leaves. INFECTED WITH  MOSAIC POTEX VIRUS.

D.membranaceus 60' 4" 25F

Culms covered in white powder when young. Very straight culms forming loose clumps. Very fast-growing in tropical or sub-tropical conditions.

D.minor 25' 2" ?

Tight clumping, no low branching.

D.minor amoenus 25' 2" 24F

Same as above with dark green stripes on yellowish internodes.

D.sikkimensis 65' 6" ?

Erect, no low branching. Dark green bamboo. Young culms greenish to yellowish brown; becomes brownish red. From Sikkim, Sri Lanka and Yunnan. Edible shoots; Used for construction.

D.special #1 60' 4" 24F  
60' 5" 30

The lower parts of the culms are sometimes solid. Drought tolerant. The most common and most useful bamboo in India.

D.tsiangii 20' 1.5" ?

Fairly tight clumping yellowish green culms. Small leaves.

f. viridistriatus
20' 1.5" ?

Like standard D.tsiangii but with yellow culms striped with green.

D.validus 45' 5" ?

Convex joint with internode slightly contracted inward.

D.variostriata 45' 4" ?

Dark green culms with lighter green stripes.  Newly introduced to S. Florida.

D.yunnanicus 75' 7" ?

Culms retain pale green coloration. From southeast Yunnan and Vietnam. Edible shoots.

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