of Stanford Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon.' BAMBOO. Eastern Asia, Himalayas
Visit the area between the two buildings of the Center
for Clinical Sciences Research, southwest of the School of Medicine, to see splendid
plantings of immense bamboos. The three double-row groupings of P. nigra
‘Henon’ each stand about 50 feet tall. Two long rows of Bambusa
oldhamii, giant timber bamboo, are nestled between Mudd Chemistry and the
new Lokey Laboratory Building at Roth Way and Campus Drive West. Specimens were
nearly 30 feet tall when planted in 2003. Even though grasses are not ordinarily
deemed to be trees, height still counts. For another tall grass, visit 511 Gerona
Road, where a long row of 15-foot pampas grass, Cortaderia selloana,
can be seen. Cortaderia selloana and C. jubata are serious wildland
Plants of California Wildlands http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/datastore/datareport.cfm?reportnumber=42.
Giant reed is also on campus.
Bambusa oldhamii. GIANT TIMBER BAMBOO.
GRAMINEAE (Grass family)
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