Per Dieter Ohrnberger: Chiefly cultivated in central and northern Thailand. Recently (in 2009), it became known that a plantation with plants of the shoot production strain exists in southern California, U.S.A.; the plants came from Taiwan.
This strain of B.oldhami is now in propagation at Tropical Bamboo Nursery. It grows to about 1/2 the overall mature height (30') of the ornamental strain of B.oldhami.
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