Yellow-Grove Bamboo

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Scientific name:

Phyllostachys aureosulcata       

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Hangout Spot:

Pathway behind H1 and H3

This bamboo species is recognized by its vibrant yellow or golden stems. The stems have green stripes or grooves, creating a visually striking appearance, thus making it an excellent choice for ornamental purposes. It boasts remarkable adaptability to diverse climates and soil types. Initially green, its colour intensifies to a brilliant yellow when exposed to sunlight. It is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Its dense root system helps prevent soil erosion, making it an excellent choice for stabilizing slopes or areas prone to erosion.

The most unique feature of Bamboo is the hollow stems segmented into nodes. Bamboo groves provide habitats for various wildlife, including birds, insects, and small mammals. Some other species of Bamboo form the sole diet of pandas. It has various medicinal properties in traditional medicine and its extracts are used for treating infections, inflammations, and even in skincare products. Bamboo’s versatility has led to innovative uses in modern times, such as in eco-friendly textiles, biodegradable products, building materials, crafts and even as a sustainable alternative to plastic.