Dendrocalamus sikkimensus


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This magnificent bamboo is very similar to and has been confused in Australia with Gigantochloa levis. Its dark green culms turn orange-bronze as they mature if exposed to sunlight. Its spectacular edible shoots are coloured by rich dark-red velvet hairs. Much used for structures and "chungas" a water or milk carrying vessel.
  • Origin: India
  • Typical height: 20m

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