Bambusa vulgaris: Golden Bamboo

Bambusa vulgaris, also known as Common Bamboo, Golden Bamboo, or Buddha’s Belly Bamboo, is an open-clump type bamboo species. Among bamboo species, it is one of the largest and most easily recognized.

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^ Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’ [Golden Hawaiian Bamboo]

Bambusa vulgaris forms moderately loose clumps and has no thorns. It has lemon-yellow culms [stems] with green stripes and dark green leaves. Stems are not straight, not easy to split, inflexible, thick-walled, and initially strong. Culms are basally straight or flexuose [bent alternately in different directions], drooping at the tips. Culm walls are slightly thick. Nodes are slightly inflated. Internodes are 20–45 centimetres [7.9–18 in]. Several branches develop from mid-culm nodes and above. Leaf blades are narrowly lanceolate.

Photo: Chinese Heritage Garden, GBTBSingapore 20120719

Source: Wikipedia

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