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Hedge bamboo (Bambusa multiplex)

Bambu pagar or hedge bamboo (Bambusa multiplex) is a plant species in Poaceae, bamboo that grows in clumps, dense, sympodial branches, has many varieties and is widely planted mainly to enclose the yard and roadside.

B. multiplex has green shoots and lokos. The young reed is covered with a layer of white wax, upright and the old is up to 8 meters high with a curved tip, starting to branch close above the ground with 7-9 branches that have the same size on a segment.

Dlium Hedge bamboo (Bambusa multiplex)


The segments are slightly prominent, bare, 30-50 cm long, 0.3-2.5 cm in diameter, the reed has a thin wall of up to 5 mm in some varieties, shiny green with stiff, brown fur, especially in bottom of the segment.

The fronds are easy to fall off, narrow trapezoidal, initially thinly covered by asymmetric white, bald and curved powder with a beveled edge on the outside.

The ear fringes are very small, unclear or have a frame shape of 1-2 mm in height, 3 mm fur spurs, irregularly serrated ligula, 1.5 mm high and locos. The leaves of the reed stem fall quickly, stand tall, narrow triangles, pointed edges and brown haired outer side.

Ribbon-shaped leaves, 5-13 cm long, 0.6-1.5 cm wide, lower surface slightly hairy, whitish, gathered 5-26 strands at the end of the twigs, small ears with short stiff hairs and jagged ligula for height of 1 mm.



Hedge bamboo grows on various types of soil up to an altitude of 1,500 m. Often planted as a fence or wind barrier. Reeds are used as umbrella handles, fishing rods, woven material and paper pulp materials. Short-stemmed cultivars are often kept as potted plants.

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Bambusoideae
Tribe: Bambuseae
Genus: Bambusa
Species: Bambusa multiplex

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