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Thailand bamboo (Taiwan) – Bambusa dolichomerithalla
Family: Gramineae/ Poaceae
Description: Clump 1m in diameter with about 250 culms. Young culms up to 1.7cm thick, 10-12m tall with white waxy bloom. Culm sheet blades are very distinct: straight and triangular.Leaves 10-35/branch, long and narrow, 1.0-2.5cm long.
Distribution: Endemic to Taiwan, native to China, recently introduced to the Philippines.
Economic Importance: In China used in handicrafts. Used as an ornamental in the Philippines.