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Poaceae family

Bambusa vulgaris
Schrader ex J. C. Wendland
, Coll. Pl. 2: 26, t. 47.  1808.

Banbou. Bamboo.
Naturalized common arborescent herb of river banks, and lower montane rainforest where openings occur.
Probably native to southeastern Asia.
Also planted to stabilize slopes. Local medicinal uses.

Used as scaffolding and as a building material.