The Thai name Phai man mu (Pig Fat Bamboo) alludes to the copious amount of wax covering the internodes of new shoots and young culms.
Eye-catching appearance in the forest or in a garden.
A large, elegant, tufted bamboo. Culms up to 76' tall, 7-8" in diameter at the base. Nodes barely prominent with long internodes.
Cultivated for edible shoots.
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