Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Phyllostachys flexuosa A.& C. Rivière
Organism type: herb
Originally from China, Phyllostachys flexuosa is a bamboo growing 6 to 10 metres in height. Phyllostachys flexuosa has a strong growth rate and spreads very easily via a particularly vigorous network of underground stems which emit shoots. It forms dense stands which prevent native vegetation from growing.
natural forests, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: China.
Known introduced range: New Caledonia (PIER, 2006)
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008