Thyrsostachys oliveri Gamble

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Flowering & Fruiting Period: Not specified
Distribution: Native of Myanmar
Habitat: Cultivated
Uses: The young shoots are commonly eaten in Thailand. An excellent bamboo for construction purposes, the culms are also used for reinforcing concrete blocks, basketry, handicrafts, broom handles etc
Key Characteristics: Thyrsostachys oliveri is an evergreen, perennial, clumping bamboo with short rhizomes. The erect culms can be 15 - 25 metres long; 50 - 70mm in diameter; with internodes 40 - 60cm long. The culms are valued as a local source of material for construction. The seed is also eaten locally. In Thailand, the young shoots are harvested commercially for the production of steamed bamboo shoots, which are canned and exported. The plant is sometimes grown in villages and is also introduced in some parts of India.