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Species - Melocanna
MELOCANNA is a genus of tropical, clumping bamboo similar to Bambusa. Culms erect. Very open habit determined by long-necked rhizomes.
||Comments / Description
Edible fruits (not necessarily palatable) are pear-shaped and large
for bamboo, reaching 5" long and 3" in diameter. Thin-walled. Clump habit very
open. Leaves are used in brewing liquor. Tabashir may be found in culms.