Bambusa longispiculata

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Bambusa longispiculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bambusa
Species: B. longispiculata
Binomial name
Bambusa longispiculata
Gamble

Bambusa longispiculata or Mahal bamboo is a species of clumping bamboo native to Bangladesh and Myanmar,[1] but widely grown in many other countries including Australia. Growing in wide and open clumps, it makes an excellent shelter for waterfowl. It is not suited for harvesting and is very suitable for soil stabilization on dam faces. It can grow up to a height of 10 m, and a thickness of 5 cm.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Bambusa longispiculata, OzBamboo; Retrieved: 2007-12-19
  3. ^ Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.