Unknown Bamboo

Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by LPN, May 6, 2006.

  1. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I know it's not easy in many cases to ID bamboo, but here goes anyway.
    Branching at the nodes doesn't have a typical Phyllostachys appearance. Leaves are all mostly 7 inches long, and are often ribbed along the length. Dark coloring at the nodes. New shoots have a fuzzy sheath.
    It's the only Bamboo of many that I own, without an ID (this I hate).
    Here's some pics for those that may want a stab at this one.

    Cheers, LPN.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try Semiarundinaria on for size.
     
  3. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Semiarundinaria is pretty much what I'd been thinking too Ron. I was never completely convinced about which species, since many reference photos show a wide variety in culm coloring. S. fastuosa seems a likely candidate and if a fading memory serves me, I believe I had opportunity to harvest this a while back.
    I'll watch it closely as it continues to grow for more facts to confirm it's true identity.
    Thanks, LPN.
     

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