Edible Portion: 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 are branches from the nodes in the upper half of the stem. The culm sheath is 15-17.5 cm long by 30-35 cm wide. The leaf blade is sword shaped and 7.5-20 cm long by 8-20 mm wide. It is slightly rough with small lumps. The life cycle is probably 60 years. Plants die after flowering.