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Golden Bamboo

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

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

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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 (DOI 2002)

Current U.S. Distribution:

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Federal Government

Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C. Rivière
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Phyllostachys aurea Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research

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

Golden Bamboo - Weed of the Week (Feb 9, 2006; PDF | 136 KB)
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area. Forest Health Protection.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Phyllostachys aurea - Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

Bamboos (Phyllostachys aurea) - A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
USDA. FS. Southern Research Station.; Bugwood Wiki.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Dispersion

PLANTS Database - Golden Bamboo
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
Taxonomy; Photographs; Distribution

Bamboos - Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (2002)
DOI. National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

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State Government

Bamboos
Alabama Forestry Commission.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Controls

Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo) - Invasive Species Leaflet No. 10 (Mar 2010; PDF | 188 KB)
North Carolina Forest Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania: Golden Bamboo (PDF | 257 KB)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

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University/Academic

Update on Bamboo in the Southeast (PDF | 491 KB)
Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

Bamboo Control
Clemson University Cooperative Extension.
Photographs; Impacts; Controls

Phyllostachys aurea, Golden Bamboo
eXtension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History

Golden Bamboo
University of Florida. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Golden Bamboo - Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution

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International

Golden Bamboo
Weeds of Australia. Biosecurity Queensland Edition.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Phyllostachys aurea
New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History

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Organizations

Golden Bamboo
Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Invader of the Month - Bamboo (Jan 2011)
Maryland Invasive Species Council.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Biobullies - Golden Bamboo (PDF | 1.9 MB)
Natural Biodiversity (Pennsylvania).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Dispersion; Controls

Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo - Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant Manual
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Citations

DOI. National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. 2002. Bamboos. In: Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas.

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).

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