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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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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 or Task Force

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.

The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area - Golden Bamboo
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Federal Government

U.S. National Plant Germplasm System - Phyllostachys aurea
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

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.

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

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

International Government

Weeds in Australia - Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.

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

State Government

Forest Pests: Invasive Plants and Insects of Maryland - Golden Bamboo (Aug 2012; PDF | 323 KB)
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Forest Service.
See also: Includes Invasive Plants and Insects Fact Sheets for additional species to help control invasive species in Maryland

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.
See also: Invasive Plants fact sheets (scroll to view) for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands

Academic

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

Bamboo Control
Clemson University Cooperative Extension.

Plant Profile: Phyllostachys aurea
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Professional

Biobullies - Golden Bamboo (PDF | 1.9 MB)
Natural Biodiversity (Western Pennsylvania).
See also: Invasive Species Fact Sheets for the worst trouble-makers in the region, and also for additional trouble-makers for you to watch out for

Citations

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

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). Washington, DC: National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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