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Edible Portion: 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 ridged above the branches. The nodes near the base have a ring of root thorns. There are 3 branches per node. There are 1-3 leaves on the last branch. The leaf blade is 18-20 cm long by 1-2 cm wide.