Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3479

Grass, Sedge, or Rush; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it to be persistent or spreading from ornamental plantings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:

FRUIT:

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phyllostachys bambusoides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyllostachys bambusoides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Phyllostachys bambusoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo


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image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120310_251

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120310_253

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Largest culms to 15cm in diameter and 25m tall. Nodal junctions oblique, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120310_258

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120310_261

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120310_264

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf sheaths with 2 tufts of bristles on auricles, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120310_266

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120526_514

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Culms 3-12cm in diameter and thick-walled, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120526_517

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides, Giant Timber Bamboo, Japanese Timber Bamboo

JK Marlow    jkm120526_522

May    Spartanburg County    SC