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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Species Collection

Gardens

Plants: Species

Bamboo: Giant Timber, Clumping Giant, or Oldham Bamboo Bambusa oldhamii

FAMILY: POACEAE (Grass Family)

In the foreground of this image, a fat new shoot of giant timber bamboo Bambusa oldhamii is springing up. This Asian bamboo makes an imposing vertical screen that's perfect for hiding unsightly buildings, walls, or sheds. It's also good for giant panda browse!