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Plant Fact Sheets about Bamboo from Food Plants International.



  1. Some 3 billion people in the world live outside the cash economy in the world’s poorest nations. Food security and regular supply are their daily concerns. Chronic malnutrition is a leading cause of death and disease for them. Young children are amongst the most affected. One child every 5-10...
  2. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 8 m tall. The stems are 305 cm across. The leaf blades are sword shaped and 16-22 cm long by 3-4 cmwide. The base is wedge shaped and there are teeth along the edge. The flowering branches are at the top and are 10-26 cmlong. There are 3-5...
  3. Bamboo Edible parts : Shoots, roots A large grass. It grows 3.7-4.5 m tall and 1.2-1.8 m wide. It forms clumps. It has rhizomes. The stems are like bamboo. They can be 6 m tall. The leaves are drooping and grey-green. They are 60 cm long. They have thick joints and slender stems. The flower...
  4. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 12 m high. The stems are 6 cm across. The stems are flattened above the branches. There are 4 or 5leaves on the ultimate branches. They are oblong and 11-18 cm long by 2-3 cm wide. They are hairy near the stem.
  5. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 2-3 m tall.
  6. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 3-10 m high. The culms are 2-8 cm across. The internodes are 30-45 cm long. The cavity has a spongypith. There are 4-7 leaves on the ultimate branches. They are 12-21 cm long by 2-3 cm wide.
  7. Shoots Edible parts - shoots, cereal, seeds A bamboo. The stems are 5-8 m tall and 204 cm wide. They are green and can have yellow stripes. The internodes are 40-70cm long. Young shoots are slender. The leaf blades are 30 cm long by 5 cm wide. They are pale green underneath. The culmsheaths are...
  8. Seeds Edible parts -Seeds, Shoots, Cereal, Sap-drinks A bamboo. The stalks are crooked and knotty.
  9. Vegetable Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A densely tufted bamboo. The tip hangs over. The culm or stem is 17 m high. It can be 2.5-10 cm wide. The wall is 2 cm thick.The internodes or distance between joints is 20-45 cm long. Plants flower about every 35-45 years. The young shoot is blackish...
  10. Seeds Edible parts - shoots, seeds, cereal A densely tufted bamboo. The culm or stem is 30 m tall. It is 1`5-18 cm across. The wall is very thick. The internodes are 20-40cm long. The stem is bright green. The nodes are slightly swollen. The lower nodes can have aerial roots. There are branches...
  11. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A medium sized bamboo. It forms clumps. It grows 5-12 m tall. The stems are 10 cm across. The tips hang down. Theinternodes are 34-41 cm long. They have a white powdery coating when young. There are several branches.
  12. Vegetable Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A spiny tufted bamboo. It grows up to 25 m high. The stems are 20 cm across. The internodes are usually hollow and from 40 to60 cm long. The lower internodes are so thick walled they are almost solid. It grows in large clumps and the lower portion to 2to...
  13. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 7-8 m tall. The stems are 3-4 cm across. They are almost solid. The internodes are green and 30 cm long.The leaf blades are narrow and 16-25 cm long by 2-3 cm wide.
  14. Flowers Edible parts - Flowers A bamboo. It grows 5-10 m tall. The stems are 5-8 cm across. The tips hang down. The internodes are 15-30 cm long.Branches are higher up the stem.
  15. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. The stems are 6-12 m long. They are 4-6 cm across. They droop slightly at the top. The internodes are 30-40 cmlong. There are several branches that are in clusters.
  16. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 10-12 m tall. The culms are 5-7 cm across. The internodes are 50 cm long.
  17. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 6-7 cm tall. The stems are 4-6 cm across. The tips curve downwards. The internodes are 20-30 cm long.It has branches down to the base. It has tough thorns.
  18. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  19. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. The stems can be trailing or climbing. They are 7-8 m long and 1 cm across. The leaves are oblong to swordshaped and 18-23 cm long. The flowers are clustered at the nodes. The spikelets have 5-6 fertile florets.
  20. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. The stems can be 21 m tall. They can be 10 cm across. They are green when young and then mature to black. Theleaves are long and hang down. They can be 25 cm long.
  21. Shoots Edible parts - shoots An erect straggling bamboo. It grows 18 m high. The stems have no spines. The leaves are small. The spikelets are denselycovered with rather stiff or bristly hairs. The keels of the flowers have a prominent line of hairs.
  22. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A hollow tufted bamboo. It forms clumps. It is 2-6 m tall. It has slender stalks. The stalks are 1-2.5 cm across. They arch overat the tips. The internodes are 30-50 cm long. The culm sheath is 12-15 cm long by 6-8 cm wide. It is light green when youngand turns...
  23. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 10-15 m tall. The stems are 8 cm across. They form loose clumps. The stems are smooth and green with awhite ring below the nodes. The nodes are slightly thickened and often hairy. The internodes are 25-45 cm long and the wallsare thick. The sheaths...
  24. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A bamboo. It grows 18 m high. The culms are straight and upright. They grow in open clumps. The clumps can be 6-12 macross. The culms are 6-15 cm across. They are bright green with a white bloom. They turn yellow with age. The shoots areedible.
  25. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It is spiny. The stalks are 15-24 m high. The internodes are 25-40 cm long. They are 8-15 cm wide. The leave arenarrow and sword shaped. They are 10-25 cm long and 2 cm wide.
  26. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 8-10 m tall. The stems are 3-5 cm across. The tips are slightly drooping. The internodes are 40-70 cmlong. They are white and powdery when young. The leaf blades are 9-17 cm long
  27. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A densely tufted bamboo. The culms or stems are erect but can curve outwards at the top. They are 15-25 m tall. They are 7.5-15 cm across. They are greyish green when mature. The internodes are 60-100 cm long. The nodes are thickened. There arebranches from the nodes...
  28. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 15-24 cm tall. The stems are 8-14 cm across. The tips are slightly drooping. The internodes are 20-26 cmlong. There is usually only one branches at the lower nodes. The leaf blade is 7-17 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  29. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots, rhizomes, root A thick walled tufted bamboo. It grows to about 20 m tall. It is almost un-branched near the base but branches higher up. Thenodes are slightly thickened. The internodes are 40-65 cm long and 5-10 cm wide. They have a white ring around the node.They...
  30. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A densely tufted bamboo. The culm or stem is erect but nodding at the tip. They grow 6-10 m tall. The stems are 3-5 cm acrossat the base. The young stems are covered with white wax. The internodes are 30-36 cm long. The lowest 1 or 2 nodes have aring of grey silky...
  31. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 10 m high. The internodes are 20-25 cm long. The stems are 4-6 cm across. The leaves are sword shapedand 20-25 cm long by 3 cm wide.
  32. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots An erect clump forming spineless bamboo. It is a large bamboo with strong stalks used for buildings. The stalks can be 20 m talland 5-10 cm across at the base. They are often not straight. The stalks can be green and glossy or yellow or yellow with greenstripes. It...
  33. Seeds Edible parts - seeds, shoots, cereal A bamboo. It grows 13-15 m high. The culms are 2-5 cm across. The internodes are 25-40 cm long. It is green but becomesyellow with age. The leaves are 9-30 cm long and 5-11 mm wide. The flowering shoots are in a round brownish head. Theseeds are brown...
  34. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots, flavouring A tufted bamboo. It loses its leaves during the year. The culm or stem is erect and the tip hangs over. It grows 7-30 m high.The stem is 2.5-7.5 cm across. The wall is very thin. It is a greenish white with hairs below the nodes. The internodes are 25-40cm...
  35. Flowers Edible parts - flowers An evergreen palm. It grows 3-8 m tall. It grows as a clump of stems. The stems can be 1-6 cm across. The crown has 3-6large leaves. Male and female flowers are on separate plants.
  36. Seeds Edible parts - seeds, stem, cereal, shoots A bushy bamboo. It grows 2-3 m high. The stems are slender and black. They are 1-2 cm across. The young shoots arecreamy purple. The leaves are 6-15 cm long by 8-12 mm wide. They do not have hairs.
  37. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 5-7 m high. The culms are 1-3 cm across. There are 20-35 internodes. The lower ones are 4 sided. Theleaf blades are sword shaped and 12-33 cm long by 2-4 cm wide.
  38. Seeds Edible parts - shoots, seeds, cereal A bamboo. It grows 3-7 m tall. The stems are 1-3 cm across. The internodes are 15-22 cm long. They have brown hairs whenyoung. There are root thorns in a ring on the lower stems.
  39. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 4-8 m tall. The culms are 2-5 cm across. The internodes are green and 18 cm long. There are 2 or 3leaves on the furthest branch. The leaf blade is narrowly oval and 5-19 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  40. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It can be 10 m tall. The culms have prominent nodes. Mature culms are almost square in cross section. New culmsare purple. The culms are 5 cm across. There are spines which curve backwards near the base.
  41. Vegetable Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A bamboo. It grows 3-4 m tall. The stems are 2 cm across. The internodes are 18-22 cm long. They are grooved and ridgedabove the branches. The nodes near the base have a ring of root thorns. There are 3 branches per node. There are 1-3 leaveson the last...
  42. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 5-7 m tall. The culms are 2-4 cm across. The internodes are 20-30 cm long. There are 2 leaves on the lastbranch. They are 14-16 cm long by 2-3 cm wide.
  43. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A large bamboo with stalks 20 m long and 5 -6 cm across. The leaves are fine and narrow. It produces large clumps.
  44. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A very large densely tufted bamboo. It is a woody grass. It forms large groves. The culms or stems can be 20-30 m high. Theclumps can spread 12-24 m wide. The stalks are 15-20 cm across. They are covered with fine velvety brown hairs when young.The internodes can be...
  45. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A loosely tufted bamboo. The culm is erect and the tip hangs over. The stem or culm can be 30 m high. They are 15-20 cmacross at the base. The wall is 2.5-4 cm thick. They are greenish-grey. The internodes are 30-60 cm long. There is a shinybrown line of hairs below...
  46. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A clump forming bamboo. It can be 25-30-50 m tall. It has rhizomes which spread. The clumps can be 10-15 m wide. Thecanes can be 35 cm across. They are erect and jointed. The nodes are hairy. The leaf blades are sword shaped and smoothwith fine teeth along the edge....
  47. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows to 25 m tall. It forms dense thickets. The stems are 7-12 cm across. The stems are curved downwards andthe nodes are marked with root scars. The internodes are 20-40 cm long. The stem sheath is triangular. The leaves are narrowand sword shaped. They...
  48. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo which forms an open clump. The culm or stem is very straight. It grows 20-24 m high. It is 6-10 cm across. It has awhite powdery covering over it when young. It turns green on maturity. The internodes are 22-38 cm long. The lower node hasaerial roots. There...
  49. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A bamboo. It grows 5-12 m tall. The culms are 6-8 cm wide. The internodes are green or yellow with green stripes. They are30-45 cm long. The leaves are 10-25 cm long by 2-3 cm wide.
  50. Shoots Edible parts - shoots. A bamboo. It is a trailing plant.
  51. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 10-18 m tall. The culms are 10-13 cm across. The internodes are orange and 46056 cm long. There areseveral branches. The leaves are 15-30 cm long by 4-7 cm wide.
  52. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 15-25 m high. The culms are 12-18 cm across. The nodes are 40-45 cm long and green. The leaf sheathsare 6-11 cm long and the leaf blade is 10-32 cm long by 2-5 cm wide.
  53. Seeds Edible parts - seeds, leaves, shoots, cereal, manna, rhizaome, root
  54. Flowers Edible parts - flowers A short lived plant often grown as an annual. It grows 30-45 cm high and spreads 15-23 cm wide. It is a bushy plant. The stemshave easy to see nodes. The leaves are slender. They are light green, pointed and 8 cm long. The flowers are red, pink orwhite. They are...
  55. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows to about 4 m high. The stems are not straight. They are about 2 cm across. They are branched. The stemis hollow. The nodes are swollen. The internodes are thin walled. Small branches come out from the nodes in clusters. Thesheaths are papery and...
  56. Vegetable Edible parts - leaves, vegetable A bamboo. It grows 6 m tall. The rhizomes or underground stems are 1-1.5 cm across. The are densely covered with scales.The culms have 25 internodes and are yellowish-green. There are 3-11 branches at each node. There are 2 or 3 leaves on theend branch....
  57. Shoots Edible parts - shoots, seeds A bamboo. It grows 2-4 m tall. The culms are 0.5-2 cm across. The internodes are 15-18 cm long. There are 9-14 branches ateach node. There are 2 or 3 leaves at the last branch. The leaf blade is 6-10 cm long by 5-13 mm wide.
  58. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It is an erect plant and forms tillers. It grows 10-20 m tall. The young culms have dense hairs. These stems can be3-15 cm across. The walls can be 1 cm thick. The internodes are 30-65 cm long. The angles of the leaf sheath is rounded onthe upper section....
  59. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A bamboo. It forms loose tufts. The stems are 12 m tall and 6-8 cm wide. The
  60. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A tall bamboo. It grows 12-22 m high. It forms many tillers. It can be green or black. The stems are 5-10 cm across. Theleaves are sword shaped and narrowed at the base. The side are unequal. They are 15-30 cm long by 2-6 cm wide. Theflowering shoots have many...
  61. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A slender bamboo. It has many tillers. It grows 6-10 m tall. The stems are thin and green. The tops are drooping. The nodesare swollen and have a ring of hairs around them. The joints are 35-50 cm long. The stems are 3-5 cm across. The leaves arenarrowly sword shaped...
  62. Shoots Ediable parts - Shoots A bamboo. It grows 20-33 m high. The young shoots are brown-green and have dark brown hairs. The stems are 7-9 cmacross. There are aerial roots at the nodes. The internodes are 40 cm long. Branches
  63. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 20-40 m high. It forms many tillers. The stems can be 25 cm thick. They have drooping tops. They arelight green and have yellow stripes. The leaves are broadly sword shaped. They are 13-45 cm long by 2-7 cm wide.
  64. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo
  65. Seeds Edible parts - seeds, cereal, shoots A bamboo. It grows 6 m tall. It grows in clumps and keeps growing from year to year. The stems are 5-9 m long and 2-4 cmwide. The internodes are 15-20 cm long. The culm sheaths are 30-40 cm long. The leaf blades are narrowly sword shaped and15-30 cm long...
  66. Leaves - flavouring Edible parts - leaves - flavouring A bamboo. It grows 1-2 m tall. The stems are 4-7 mm across. The internodes are 25 cm long. It has the largest leaves of anybamboo. They can be 20-60 cm long and 10 cm wide.
  67. Vegetabke Edible parts - stalk, leaves, vegetable A lettuce plant with an edible stalk. It is an annual plant. It develops a stem 3-4 cm thick and 30 cm tall. The seed stalk is eatenlike celery or cooked. The leaves are curled. There are several cultivated varieties.
  68. Seeds Edible parts - fruit, seeds, cereal, shoots An evergreen bamboo. The culms are single and spread 60 cm apart. They come from a long creeping rhizome. They arebright green and 8-15 m long by 4-6 cm wide. The internodes are 30-50 cm long. The walls are thin. They are about 6 mmthick. The culm...
  69. Shoots Edible parts - Seeds, shoots A bamboo or rattan. It forms clumps and is scrambling. It grows 10-15 m tall or longer. The stalks are slightly zigzag shapedand 1.5 cm across. The internodes are 20-30 cm long. The leaves are sword shaped. The flowering shoots are large. Theseeds are large and...
  70. Shoots Edible parts - shoots, growing tip A bamboo. It grows up to about 5 m tall and has canes about 3 cm across. There are several woody light coloured stems. Itforms thick clumps which are hard to penetrate. The leaves are 20-50 cm long by 6-10 cm wide and rounded at the base. Theleaves are...
  71. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A bamboo.
  72. Shoots Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A bamboo. A very large hollow-stemmed grass. It usually grows 6-8 m tall but can grow 12-25 m tall. The stems are smoothand woody. They are yellow brown. They grow from fattened underground stems (rhizomes). A ring of thin branches grow fromthe joints at...
  73. Shoots Edible parts -Seeds, Young shoots, Cereal, Sap, Manna, Vegetable A bamboo or grass. It grows 10-15 m high. It grows in dense clumps. The stem is solid. It is 8-10 cm wide at the base. Itarches slightly at the tips. The sheaths are covered with short dark brown bristly hairs. These can be...
  74. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It has creeping rhizomes or underground stems. The culms are 7.5 m long and 2.5 cm across. The internodes are15-19 cm long. The shoots are 20 cm long.
  75. Vegetable Edible parts -Seeds, Stem, Cereal, Shoots, Vegetable A bamboo. It forms clumps. It has strong underground stems. It grows 3-10 m tall. The lower internodes are very short. Thestems are tough and erect. They are smooth and olive-green. They are more yellow in the sun. They are 25-40 mm...
  76. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A bamboo. It grows 7-9 m tall. The stems are 4 cm across. It is a running plant. The internodes are 40 cm long. There are 2 or3 leaves on the last branch.
  77. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows up to 30 m tall. The culms can be 20 cm across. They are glossy dark green. The leaves are 9-20 cm longby 2-4.5 cm wide. The shoots are 45-48 cm long and 2-3 cm wide.
  78. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 5-6 m tall. The stems are 2 cm across. The internodes are 25 cm long. There are 2 leaves on the lastbranch. The leaf blades are 7-11 cm long by 2 cm wide.
  79. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  80. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It has creeping rhizomes or underground stems. The culms are 8.5 m long by 5.5 cm wide. The internodes are 15-27 cm long. The shoots are 25-30 cm long and 4.5 cm wide.
  81. Shoots Edible parts - buds, shoots A slender bamboo. It has a creeping rhizome or underground stem. The culms are 8 m long and 3 cm across. They are green.The internodes are 12-16 cm long. They are slightly ribbed. The shoots are 20-30 cm long by 1.5 cm wide.
  82. Shoots, vegetable Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A vigourous bamboo. A running bamboo. It grows 8-12 m high and spreads 9-12 m wide. The culms are green and arch. Theycan be 8 cm thick. The internodes are compact and the nodes can be thicker on the leaning face.
  83. Shoots Edible parts - shooots A bamboo. It grows 20 m tall. The stems are 20 cm across. The internodes are 40 cm long. There are 2-4 leaves on the lastbranch. The leaf blade is 4-11 cm long by 1 cm wide.
  84. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 4-8 m tall. The stems are 3 cm across. The internodes are 12-15 cm long. There are 2 or 3 leaves on thelast branch. The leaf blades are 5-12 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  85. Shoots Edible parts - leaves, root, shoots A small plant that keeps growing from year to year. The stems are 1 m long. They have a red tint. The leaves are long andnarrow. The flowers are small and are carried singly.
  86. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 5-6 m tall. The stems are 2-4 cm across. The internodes are 30 cm long. There are 2 or 3 leaves on thelast branch. The leaf blade is 8-12 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  87. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 5-12 m tall. The stems are 2-5 cm across. The internodes are 40 cm long. There are 2 or 3 leaves on thelast branch. The leaf blade is 7-16 cm long by 2-3 cm wide.
  88. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 6 m tall. The culms are 3 cm across. The culms are 30 cm long.
  89. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A running bamboo. It grows 7-12 m tall. The culms can be 10 cm across. They have a white ring under each node.
  90. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 10 m tall. The culms are dark green. They are 5 cm across. The internodes are 35 cm long. The lastbranch has 2 leaves. The leaf blades are 7-14 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  91. Shoots, vegetable Edible parts - shoots, vegetable running bamboo. A bamboo. It grows 12-22 m high and spreads 9-30 m wide. The culms can be 8-18 cm thick. The stemsare velvety grey when young. They become green or yellow with age. The leaves are 5-12 cm long by 0.5-2 cm wide. Theyoung shoots are...
  92. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  93. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A large bamboo grass. It grows 1.5-3 m high and spreads 1.8-3 m wide. It can be 10-15 m tall and spread 6-15 m wide. It formsclumps. The canes arch over. The canes are green in the first year then turn mottled to almost black. The canes are hollow andcan be 3 cm...
  94. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  95. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. The stems (culms) are mottled with green and black. It grows 15 m tall.
  96. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 10-14 m high. The middle internodes are 34 cm long. They are green.
  97. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It is a creeping bamboo. It grows 10 m tall. The culm is 4 cm across. It bends over due to the weight of the leaves.The shoots are 22-24 cm long by 2-4 cm wide.
  98. Shoots, vegetable Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A running bamboo. It grows 12 m high. The stems are 4 cm wide. The internodes are 30 cm long. There are 2-4 leaves on thelast branch. The leaf blade is 8-16 cm long.
  99. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 20 m tall. The culms are 15 cm across. The internodes are 40 cm long. There are 2-4 leaves on the lastbranch. The leaf blades are 6-15 cm long by 2-3 cm wide.
  100. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 14 m tall. The culms are slender with long internodes. They are green but turn yellow. They are 2.5 cmlong and the internodes 22-31 cm long. There are 2-3 leaves on the last branch.
  101. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. The stems are 7-8 m tall and 3-4 cm wide. They are yellow or pale green. The leaves are sword shaped and 5-20cm long by 1-2 cm wide. They can be striped.
  102. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 8-10 cm tall. The culms are 4-6 cm across. The internodes are 15-25 cm long. There are 2 or 3 leaves onthe last branch. The leaf blade is 6-18 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  103. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 4-8 m tall. It forms clumps. The culms are 4-5 cm across. The canes are grooved on alternate sidesbetween the nodes. The canes are green. The internodes are 21-25 cm long. There are 1-3 leaves on the last branch. The leafblades are 10-14 cm long by...
  104. Vegetables Edible parts - shoots, vegetable A bamboo.
  105. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A large bamboo. It grows 9-18 m high and spreads 6-18 m wide. The culms are 10 cm thick. They are thin walled. Theinternodes are 25-35 cm long. There are 2 or 3 leaves on the last branch. The leaf blades are 9-18 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.
  106. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  107. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 6 m tall. It has several leafy branches at each node. The leaves are 30 cm long. The shoots are 2 cmacross.
  108. Shoots Edible parts - seeds, stem, cereal, shoots A bamboo. It can grow 3.5-4.5 m high. The canes are olive green. The leaves are large and ribbon shaped. They are glossybut rough and whitened underneath. They are 20-25 cm long and 2.5-5 cm wide. The stems have brownish sheaths attached.
  109. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  110. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo.
  111. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It has short rhizomes. The stems are erect and arching over. They hang down at the tip. They are 3-7 m tall and 1-2 cm across. The internodes are 30 cm long. The sheaths on the stems are sword shaped or curved back. They have whitehairs. The leaves are sword...
  112. Shoots Edible parts - shoots An erect bamboo. It forms dense clumps. It grows about 10-20 m high and 5-10 cm across the stem. The shoots are smoothand with shorter internodes than Schizostachyum lima. They are 20-50 cm long. The sheaths stay on the stem and havereddish hairs. The leaves are sword...
  113. Shoots Edible parts - Shoots A bamboo. It has short rhizomes and erect stems that droop at the tips. They are 6-10 m tall and woody. The internodes are 12-20 cm long. The sheaths stay on the stem and have sharp brown hairs. The leaves are sword shaped with a smooth surfacebut rough edge. The...
  114. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It keeps growing from year to year. It grows in tufts. The stems (culms) are erect and 6-9 m long. They are 3-7 cmacross. They are woody. The internodes are 40-75 cm long and hollow. The sheaths are 12-30 cm long and 10-25 cm wide.
  115. Shoots Edible parts - shoots An endemic erect thin walled bamboo. It is distinguished among all the Philippines forms by long internodes usually about 1m inlength. The stem is about 2.5 to 4.8 cm across and green without spines. Branches on the fifth node may or may not bepresent.
  116. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A tufted bamboo. It forms many tillers. It grows 10-20 m tall. It has long joints and thin walls. The stems are 8-10 cm across.The tips droop. The leaf sheath is 15 cm tall with a leaf blade is purplish when young and 9 cm long by 9 cm wide. The leafbade is 40 cm long...
  117. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A tall upright bamboo. It grows 7 m high and spreads 2 m wide. The canes are shiny and mid green. They are 1-4 cm wide.They have few leaves on the lower sections. There are purple-brown stripes on the canes. There are 3 branches at each node.
  118. Shoots Edible parts -Seeds, StA bamboo grass. It has a rhizome neck 6 cm long. The culms are 3-4 m tall and 1-2 cm wide. The internodes are 15-18 cmlong. There are 3-6 branches.em, Cereal, Shoots
  119. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It forms tufts. The stems are erect or can bend over at the tip. They grow 8-14 m tall and are 2-8 cm across. Theyare smooth and greyish-green. It is 15-30 cm between the joints or nodes. The leaf blades are narrowly sword shaped and 7-14cm long by 5-8 mm...
  120. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 3-4 m tall. It forms clumps 4-8 m wide. The canes are upright and shiny and dark green. They havedrooping branches and narrow sword shaped leaves 15 cm long.
  121. Shoots Edible parts - shoots A bamboo. It grows 4-6 m tall. The stems are 1-1.5 cm across. The internodes are 30-40 cm long. The leaves are narrow orsword shaped and 9-15 cm long and 1 cm wide.