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         Qiongzhuea tumidissinoda

Other names: "Chinese Walking Stick Bamboo," "Tumidissinoda"

Statistics:  Height:  20 feet   Diameter:  1 inch

Tumidissinoda is a fascinating and bizarre bamboo.  Tumi is Latin for "bulging" and that is exactly this bamboo's claim to fame.  The nodes are greatly swollen and resemble flying saucers or Frisbees.  It grows to about 20 feet tall.  The tiny leaves are reminiscent of Moso, and its overall form is quite beautiful.  The shoots look much like those of Fargesia robustathey're reddish, and fuzzy.  Tumidissinoda, once extremely rare and expensive, is becoming more common.  Give it space, as it is a very aggressive runner.  Tumidissinoda makes very unusual walking sticks.


Fuzzy reddish shoots emerge in April.

The bulging nodes are fun!

Tumi's wispy new shoos bend gracefully.

A yard planting of Tumidissinoda.  The delicate foliage--nice!

Close up of the bulge at the node.

Another yard planting.

New shoots pushing out new leaves.
   

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