Bambusa polymorpha is a clumping bamboo species that reaches 7-15 cm in diameter and 15-20 m in height. It has erect stems that curve outward at the top. Its internode is 40-65 cm long and shows greyish-green with white powder when young. Culm sheath stays long and no branches are developed at lower nodes. The leaf is slim, 15-20 cm long, and 0.9-1.5 cm wide. 

 

Bambusa polymorpha is naturally found in Southeast Asia - northeastern India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand. It grows best in areas with annual daytime temperatures within 22-28°c (tolerating 9-32 °c) and a mean annual rainfall of 1,200-2,500 mm (tolerating 700-4,500mm). It's one of the drought-resistant bamboo species which is quite good for areas with a quite long dry season. 

Bambusa polymorpha grows best in light shade (can tolerate full sun) and fertile loam soil with PH value 5.0-6.0 (tolerating 4.5-6.5). 

Bambusa polymorpha shoot is edible but considered bitter. It's not suggested for shoot production, although dry shoot is consumed in some area. Bambusa polymorpha timber productivity can reach 60-75 ton/ha on basis of selective cutting. 2-year old culms can be harvested for pulping. 3-year above culms can be harvested for board making and construction. 

 

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