Phyllostachys heteroclada

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Phyllostachys heteroclada
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phyllostachys
P. heteroclada
Binomial name
Phyllostachys heteroclada

Phyllostachys heteroclada, the fishscale bamboo,[1] also known as "water bamboo", is a running bamboo. The water bamboo name comes from the air canals in the rhizomes and roots that allow this bamboo to grow in more saturated conditions as compared to similar species. This species can also have abrupt kinks at the base of the culms. Maximum height can reach 35 ft with a diameter of 2 in. It is cold hardy to around -5 °F. It grows well in USDA zones 6b-10.


  1. ^ "Phyllostachys heteroclada". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 July 2018.