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Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.
Common bamboo

Bambusa vulgaris
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Bambusa vulgaris has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Recorded as Present in Error
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Bambusa vulgaris has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Martin County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Palm Beach County Not Native, Cultivated Only


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Bambusa vulgaris
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Bambusa vulgaris
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Bambusa vulgaris
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.