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Bambusa pervariabilis viridistriata

Bambusa vulgaris Wamin

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Species - Melocanna

MELOCANNA is a genus of tropical, clumping bamboo similar to Bambusa. Culms erect. Very open habit determined by long-necked rhizomes.

Bamboo Name  Max. Height Max. Dia. Min. Temp. Comments / Description
M.baccifera 50' 1.5" 27F

Edible fruits (not necessarily palatable) are pear-shaped and large for bamboo, reaching 5" long and 3" in diameter. Thin-walled. Clump habit very open. Leaves are used in brewing liquor. Tabashir may be found in culms.

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