Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Giant Timber Bamboo - Phyllostachys bambusoides   Siebold & Zuccarini
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AuthorSiebold & Zuccarini
DistributionOnly known as an escape from two counties: Iredell and Orange. A collection from Ashe County was from cultivated plants.

Native of China; in N.A. apparently widely cultivated but seldom escaped.
AbundanceApparently very rare.
HabitatEdge of woods at end of Chase Road (edge of UNC campus, Chapel Hill). The Iredell County collections were in 1944 and other label data not provided online.
PhenologySeldom flowers and fruits in NC.
IdentificationSee Weakley (2018) for identification separation from P. aurea -- characters rely mainly on internode distances on the lower part of the stem.
Taxonomic CommentsNone.

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