Botanical name: Dendrocalamus membranaceus Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Waya Bamboo is a 50 ft tall clumping bamboo from Burma with straight culms. It develops 4 inch diameter canes that are bright green with green leaves. A beautiful lowlands species noted for its very smooth straight erect lower branch-free culms followed by fine light green leaves. Green culms are white powder covered when young giving a misty blue appearance. Its pale golden shoots are purple leaf tipped and blue tinged with powder. Leaf blade: lanceolate, 18cm long, 1.5 wide margin: sharp serrate, pointed tip, obtuse base. Leaf dark green and soft when young; pale green with small rusty spots when mature. Sheath is bellshaped. Its slightly bitter edible shoots are prized and it produces superior timber.
Identification credit: Vinod Yadav
The flower labeled Waya Bamboo is ...