Vascular – Exotic
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Clump-forming bamboo, forming clumps but not running extensively. Stems usually 10-13m but can be taller and 4-8cm in diameter. Culm sheaths very large and on bigger shoots may have black hairs that are soon shed (caducous). Several branches at each node, usually >1m long. Leaf-blade oblong-lanceoloate, 8-18cm long 1.5-3cm wide, green and not hairy.
A very large bamboo, probably the largest naturalised species but not particularly invasive. Forms dense clumps rather than spreading over extensive areas. Stems (culm internodes) round, several branches per node with one usually much larger than the others. Oblong lanceolate leaves, not glaucous or hairy.
bambusa: Derived from the Malay name for this plant