Habitat & Distribution
Bambusa longispiculata or Mahal Bamboo is an species of clumping bamboo native to Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma), but widely grown in many other countries including Australia. Growing in wide and open clumps it makes an excellent shelter for waterfowl. It is not suited for harvesting and is very suitable for soil stabilization on dam faces. It can grow up to a height of 10 m, and a thickness of 5 cm.
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The culms are used for scaffolding.
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