Edible Portion: 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 becomes yellow with age. The leaves are 9-30 cm long and 5-11 mm wide. The flowering shoots are in a round brownish head. The seeds are brown and shiny.