I posted this response to a post by Tom Harlow on the Florida Bamboo Forum. Anybody got any insights to this ID of B. lako?
Ho Tom et al,
On this link you gave:http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry/Da ... amboo.html
I've seen before this page before, but I've never noticed this point.
Look at the 2nd picture from the bottom. To the left of the picture of the
black bamboo there is this caption:
Black bamboo, au-metan, Bambusa lako, growing near Gariuai, Baucau.
Look at the culm sheath blades. They are reflexed as are the culm sheath
blades in Gigantochloa atroviolacea.
Image from Bambooweb.info (G. atro.)http://tinyurl.com/ype3gm
Bambusa lako culm sheath blades are erect and lay against the culm:
Image from Bambooweb.info (B. lako)http://tinyurl.com/28xc8j
Roy Rogers (Tampa, Fl)