Grows in the south and southwest and western region of Yunnan, China in the valley zone at elevations of 1500~3000'.
As the species name implies, the culms of this bamboo is not normally self-supported and they're usually leaning on trees and branches.
Grows to about 25' tall, with long internodes (typical of a scandent bamboo)
Used for paper-making and light construction. The shoots taste delicious and tender and can be processed for food.
Cold-hardiness is unknown but it will likely not survive in freezing temperatures for more than a couple of hours.
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