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Golden Bamboo

Golden bamboo - Invasive.orgScientific name: Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C. Rivière (ITIS)

Common names: Golden bamboo, fishpole bamboo, walking stick bamboo

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Selected Resources

Native To: Asia (Gucker 2009)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 1882 (Gucker 2009)

Means of Introduction: Introduced as an ornamental (Gucker 2009)

Impact: Forms dense monospecific stands that displace native species (Swearingen et al. 2010)

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Council

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual - Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Partnership

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Golden Bamboo
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Texas Invasives Database - Phyllostachys aurea
TexasInvasives.org.

Government

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) - Phyllostachys aurea
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program.

Weed Risk Assessment for Phyllostachys aurea Carr. ex A. & C. Rivière (Poaceae) - Golden bamboo (Jul 2012; PDF | 494 KB)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Phyllostachys aurea - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.

PLANTS Database - Golden Bamboo
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

Weed Identification Tool - Golden Bamboo
Brisbane City Council (Australia).

State

Invasive Plants and Insects of Maryland - Golden Bamboo (Aug 2012; PDF | 323 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.

Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo) - Invasive Species Leaflet No. 10 (Mar 2010; PDF | 188 KB)
North Carolina Forest Service.

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: Golden Bamboo (PDF | 257 KB)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Academic

Update on Bamboo in the Southeast (PDF | 491 KB)
Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Bamboo Control
Clemson University Cooperative Extension.

Golden Bamboo
University of Florida. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Phyllostachys aurea - Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative in the Parks
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Professional

Golden Bamboo
Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area.

Biobullies - Golden Bamboo (PDF | 1.9 MB)
Natural Biodiversity (Western Pennsylvania).

Golden Bamboo
Weeds of Australia. Biosecurity Queensland Edition.

Citations

Gucker, Corey L. 2009. Phyllostachys aurea. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Phyllostachys aurea. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Swearingen, J., B. Slattery, K. Reshetiloff, and S. Zwicker. 2010. Bamboos. In: Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, 4th ed. National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Washington, DC. 168 pp.

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2015
 
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