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

JK Marlow    jkm120310_251

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides

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

JK Marlow    jkm120310_258

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides

JK Marlow    jkm120310_261

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides

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

JK Marlow    jkm120310_266

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides

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

JK Marlow    jkm120526_517

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Phyllostachys bambusoides

JK Marlow    jkm120526_522

May    Spartanburg County    SC