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Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’

Hedge bamboo

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusBambusaAbout 130 species of bamboos
SpeciesmultiplexMuch folded, hence doubled
Cultivar‘Alphonse Karr’

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Alphonse Karr is a cultivar of hedge bamboo.

Identification: This bamboo grows in tight clusters. Stems are gold-colored, sometimes with a tinge of magenta, and with occasional vertical green stripes. It reaches 30' (9.1 m) in height.

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Bambusa multiplex ‘Alphonse Karr’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Bambusa multiplex (hedge bamboo)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia

Range: Zones 9a-10:

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