Phyllostachys bambusoides Siebold & Zucc.
Bambusa reticulata RuprechtPhyllostachys reticulata (Ruprecht) K. Koch
Castillon bamboo, giant timber bamboo, hardy bamboo, hardy timber bamboo, Japanese timber bamboo, madake, timber bamboo
Gramineae (South Australia)Poaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
Biosecurity Queensland Control Fact Sheet
Native to China.
Occasionally naturalised in some parts of northern and south-eastern Queensland.
Naturalised overseas in some parts of the USA (i.e. California, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland).
Timber bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland, and as a potential environmental weed in New South Wales.
Fact sheets are available from Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) service centres and our Customer Service Centre (telephone 13 25 23). Check our website at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au to ensure you have the latest version of this fact sheet. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions (federal and state legislation, and local government laws) directly or indirectly related to each control method. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it.
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