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Gigantochloa.

Gigantochloa apus Kurz. Gramineae. Bamboo.

Java. The young shoots are used as a vegetable.

Gigantochloa ater Kurz. Bamboo.

Java. This bamboo in Java attains a height of 70 feet and is extensively cultivated. The young shoots afford a culinary vegetable.

Gigantochloa robusta Kurz. Bamboo.

Malay. This bamboo attains the height of a hundred feet. The young shoots are used as a vegetable.

Gigantochloa verticillata Munro. Bamboo.

Java. The plant grows to a height of 120 feet, with stems nearly a foot thick. This is one of the most extensively cultivated of ail Asiatic bamboos. The young shoots are used as a culinary vegetable.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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