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Golden Bamboo

Scientific Name

Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C. Rivière (ITIS)

Common Name

Golden bamboo, fishpole bamboo, walking stick bamboo

Native To

Asia (Gucker 2009)

Date of U.S. Introduction

1882 (Gucker 2009)

Means of Introduction

Introduced as an ornamental (Gucker 2009)


Forms dense monospecific stands that displace native species (Gucker 2009)

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Golden bamboo, plant stems


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Selected Resources

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  • 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 16, 2023].