MELOCANNA is a genus of tropical, clumping bamboo similar to Bambusa. Culms erect. Very open habit determined by long-necked rhizomes.
|Genus species||Max Height||Max Diameter||Minimum Temperature||Comments/Description|
|M.baccifera||50′||1.5″||27F||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.|