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Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by xman, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. xman

    xman Active Member

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    Hi,
    I am trying to identify the type of bamboo that I have, and was hoping that somebody could help me.
    The bamboo appears to be a clumping variety and is about 2 - 2.5 ft tall though some of the newer shoots are about 3 - 3.5 ft.

    I have attached some pictures, any information greatly appreciated.

    thanks,
    xman
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Foliage perhaps a little untidy for it but a common clumper where frosts are not severe is Bambusa glaucescens. Otherwise maybe a Pleioblastus. These run but running bamboos do not explode on every site - here in our dry summer climate golden, black and other running bamboos may remain in clumps for years.
     
  3. xman

    xman Active Member

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    Ron, thanks.

    I called the nursery that I got this from, and they said it was "feather" leaf bamboo.
    I have heard of "fernleaf" bamboo, but not feather leaf bamboo.
    Is there a "feather" leaf bamboo?

    thanks,
    xman
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Perhaps a mistake for "fernleaf".
     

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