Widely cultivated in the tropics for ornamentals and hedges, this evergreen bamboo clumps in groups up to 7 meters tall. The canes have super thin walls up to 30mm in diameter. Its shoots can be harvested for weaving, handles, fishing poles, bookcases, and paper making. The Bambusa grows wild in fields, riversides, low hills and on mountainsides.
The fishing pole bamboo has no known medicinal uses.
Did You Know:
Although you can eat the young shoots, they are very bitter tasting, even when cooked. They are said to be less bitter if you harvest them before they even emerge from the soil.