Another clumper and known as the famous Budas belly bamboo.
When stressed the internodes become short and swollen. Ideal potted or bonsai variety. Grows prolifically even in poor soil. Good stock fodder and windbreak to about 8 mtrs tall. The bonsii effect of a pot is what produces the belly, planted out it makes a great tough shelter plant that is drought proof, medium sized and well behaved planted out in the padock. Our plants dont budda up much out in the field (see below) and this picture to the right is not from our plantation but a commercial nursery in China.
This is the species to buy if you are looking for stock plants for a great business venture or simply a shelter plant that has many uses.