MELOCANNA is a genus of tropical, clumping bamboo similar to Bambusa. Culms erect. Very open habit determined by long-necked rhizomes.

Genus speciesMax HeightMax DiameterMinimum TemperatureComments/Description
M.baccifera50′1.5″27FEdible 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.
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