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The tallest bamboo in the world, this vigorous giant produces thick-walled strong green culms covered with a velvet bloom of pale hairs imparting a slightly milky appearance. Strong aerial root growth on the lower nodes. Lower culms branchless for many metres then masses of very large light green rough textured leaves. Huge delicious edible shoots are dark bronze and hair covered with purple blades. Extensively used for house construction furniture making and paper production but becoming hard to find in Asia.
- Frost to: -4 DegC.
- Origin: India
- Typical height: 25-36m
- Typical pole diameter: 200mm.
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